Tracing the trend in recent years, export proportion of cotton blended yarn in total cotton yarn exports increased in the first half of year but declined in the second half. Exports of cotton blended yarn were rising on the whole in recent years except for some months in 2013. Proportion of cotton blended yarn in total cotton yarn exports reached 25.9 per cent in 2013, around 29.2 per cent in 2014, 36.4 per cent in 2015 and around 34.6 per cent in Jan-Apr, 2016, and market share in Jan-Apr, 2015 was around 31.5 per cent.
Low-count variety was mainly cotton blended yarn exported, and exports of carded descriptions were bigger than combed one, but exports tended to high-count descriptions. Exports of carded cotton blended yarn below 8.2S declined by 5 per cent compared with the same period of last year, and proportion of combed 8.2-25S/1 and 8.2-25S/2 increased by 2 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. As for combed cotton blended yarn, proportion of combed 25-30.4S and 30.4-46.6S both increased by 1 per cent, while that of combed 8.2-25S/2 declined by 1 per cent.