South African Cotton Crop to Be Smallest in 60 Years, Group Says

South Africa’s cotton harvest this year is likely to be the smallest in six decades, Cotton South Africa said.

The country will probably produce 42,440 bales of cotton lint, 6 percent less than last month’s projection, the Pretoria- based industry group said today in an e-mailed statement giving its final estimate.

Cotton South Africa represents growers and processors of the fiber as well as textile makers.

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