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China accounts for one third of global wool processingnews
22 September 2007

Mumbai: China is emerging as a new global center for wool processing more than 400,000 tonnes of wool a year, one-third of the world''s total, the general administration of customs said.

China imported 2,02,000 tonnes of wool in the first seven months of this year, up 26.8 per cent from the same period last year, it said, adding, the increase in imports was largely due to short supply and mounting demand at home.

Media reports, meanwhile, said China''s growing imports have aggravated environmental concerns in the wool processing industry.

The wool scouring and processing techniques result in different poisonous chemicals being released in the waste water.

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China accounts for one third of global wool processing