World Production and Consumption Forecast to Increase
World production for 2001/02
is forecast at 93 million bales, up 6.6 percent, or 5.8 million
bales (480 lb), from 2000/01. Based on increased planted area and
higher average yield and abandonment rates, U.S. production is
forecast up 1.6 million bales to 18.8 million. Total foreign
production is up 4 million bales to 74.2 million. World
consumption is forecast at 93 million bales, an increase of 1.4
percent from 2000/01. With production forecasts equal to
consumption, ending stocks, after falling for two years, are
forecast unchanged at 37.1 million bales. Total exports are
forecast at 27.7 million bales, up 6.5 percent from 2000/01.
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U.S. Cotton Outlook
World Cotton Outlook
U.S. Cotton Highlights
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