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British Exports Of Raw Cotton From India To China During The Late Eighteenth And Early Nineteenth Centuries

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In the five decades or so after 1760, but especially in the years after 1785, exports of raw cotton from British India to China increased to such an extent that in 1805 consignments amounting to an unprecedented 55.3 million lbs were shipped into the southern port city of Canton. After the conquest of Bengal and the acquisition of extensive tax revenues between 1757 and 1765, the export of raw cotton to China increasingly came to be regarded as central to the East India Company's entire system for remitting monies from India to Britain through Canton and its rapidly expanding tea trade with London. Consignments from Bombay almost completely dominated exports of raw cotton from India to China during the last decade or so of the eighteenth century.

Keywords: Bombay; Canton; China; East India Company; India; London; raw cotton



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