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Some reasons why silk prices are increasing.

Well it appears you may find in the coming months silk prices going up as silk yarn prices going up in China and it doesnt appear to be coming down in the foreseeable future.The major reasons are four fold : the droughts then floods in south and southwest parts of China. These areas are one of the most important silk cocoon production bases in China. This means the silk cocoon crops are very reduced this spring. Another reason is that the central government in China wants to protect the interests of silk cocoon farmers as well as other farmers. The third reason is that all the living and manufacturing costs in China has gone up. Finally the biggest silk yarn importing  country India, plans to free up their restrictions on silk yarn import from China thus increasing the price of silk. This means  that if you are wanting to buy silk clothing that you had better do this now before prices for new stock hits the market.

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