The Turkish cotton crop for Marketing Year (MY) 2021/22 is forecast at 450,000 hectares and 825,000 metric tons (MT; 3.79 million bales). Cotton consumption is expected to be 1,850,000 MT (8.50 million bales) for the same MY.
On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
The lack of alternative crops keeps Spanish cotton area highly inelastic. Despite good price expectations, tight water supplies in the Guadalquivir river basin and lower cotton specific payments may prevent Spanish cotton acreage from expanding...
In MY 2020/21, cotton production is estimated at 1.4 million 480 lb. bales, down 16.4 percent from the previous season due to a decrease in area planted, unfavorable weather conditions during harvest, and average yields.