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Cotton South Africa Reduces Crop Forecast by 2% to 88,316 Bales

September 02, 2011

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Cotton South Africa, an industry body, cut its forecast for the amount of the fiber its members will produce this season by 2 percent to 88,316 lint bales.

Of that, 4,000 bales will come from Swaziland and the rest from South Africa, the Pretoria-based group said in an e-mailed statement today.

A bale weighs 200 kilograms (441 pounds).

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