USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in cotton, can be found in the Cotton: World Markets and Trade report.

Data & Analysis

April 19, 2017
Post estimates that cotton planted area in Vietnam continues to shrink to an insignificant amount and pushing the country a step closer to importing 100 percent of cotton....
April 14, 2017
MY 2017/18 raw cotton production is projected at 130,000 bales on favorable weather and expansion of American Upland cotton planted area; imports are projected to rise by 6.2 million bales....
April 11, 2017
Post forecasts cotton planted area for 2017/18 to increase to one million hectares based on higher prices and domestic demand.
April 11, 2017
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....