Currently, procurement of new seed cotton has been on progress, especially machine-picked seed cotton, which is intensively harvested, and ginners are busy purchasing seed cotton.
According to relative railway, from Oct 17, railway freight will have discounts: 10% lower for 60 tons railway wagon, 20% lower for 70 tons railway wagon and 30% lower for containers. The lower freight is favorable for Xinjiang ginners.
Currently, the agricultural products have been mature and the transport from Xinjiang to inland has been affected, leading to higher freight costs. For example, freight of cotton from South Xinjiang to Hebei is averaged at about 600yuan/mt in Sep, up to 800yuan/mt by now, up 35-40%.
After the adjustment, the freight from South Xinjiang to Hebei will lower to 600yuan/mt, which is lower about 200yuan/mt compared with the freight by road.