(Corrects second paragraph to show the decrease is by 6.48 million mu, not to that amount.)
The acreage of the natural fiber may be 72.94 million mu (4.86 million hectares) next year, down by 6.48 million mu from 2011, the website said, citing a survey of cotton growers in 15 provinces and major producing counties by the end of November, it said. Cncotton.com is owned by China National Cotton Reserves Corp.
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