Sibylle Michel


Between 1960/61 and 2010/11, the world stocks-to-use ratio stayed between 30 and 60 percent. However, since 2011/12 the stocks-to-use ratio has not dipped below 65 percent and has been above 90 percent four times including the last two years. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

09/09/2020 – Baumwolle weltweit

Baumwolle weltweit

World stocks remain high

Covid-19’s negative impact on cotton demand was too late in the season to shift planting decisions away from cotton for most major producing countries. By  Sibylle Michel

The USDA/FAS MY 2020/21 cotton production forecast is 230,000 tonnes. The new area forecast of 147,965 hectares reflects a 36 percent reduction compared to MY 2018/19. © Quelle: Bremer Baumwollbörse/leere Karte:

24/08/2020 – Mayjor challenges

Mayjor challenges

Cotton production in Mexiko

The USDA forecasts a sharp decline in cotton production in Mexico in the 2020/21 season. By  Sibylle Michel

Cidinho Pereira won the Janara Honorary Award 2020 with his label “BumBum Ipanema”. © Cidinho Pereira

07/07/2020 – The winners have been determined

The winners have been determined

Janara Swimwear Award 2020

The “Janara Swimwear Award” annually honours the best swimwear labels for their outstanding collections. By  Sibylle Michel

Fespa will now host its next flagship international event at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 9 to 12 March 2021, again co-locating Fespa Global Print Expo, European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro. © FESPA

06/07/2020 – March 2021 in Amsterdam

March 2021 in Amsterdam

Fespa: New date and new location

Fespa Global Print Expo will no longer take place in Madrid in October 2020. The event will now host at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam from 9 ... By  Sibylle Michel

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03/07/2020 – An important crop in Mozambique

An important crop in Mozambique

Cotton is ensuring the income

The diversification of economy in Mozambique is progressing. It emerges new and very dynamic commodities and some high priced agricultural products. By  Sibylle Michel

With Stephanie Silber, the Board of Directors has elected a female president for the first time. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

01/07/2020 – Board elects Stephanie Silber

Board elects Stephanie Silber

Bremen Cotton Exchange: First female president

The election to the Executive Committee was held on 18 June 2020 on the occasion of the 146th Annual General Assembly of the Bremen Cotton Exchange. By  Sibylle Michel

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22/06/2020 – Issues with seeds

Issues with seeds

Pakistan: Cotton area to decrease in 2020/21

Industry contacts report that seed germination will be a major problem to maintain plant population. By  Sibylle Michel