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February 11, 2020
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in cotton.
February 11, 2020
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....
January 20, 2020
Pakistan is a growing consumer market as new hotels, restaurants, and retail food sectors continue to open. Rapid urbanization and a young population are combining to shift traditional consumption....
December 27, 2019
Based on current market arrivals, Pakistan’s Marketing Year (MY) 2019/20 cotton production is estimated at 6.2 million 480 lb bales, down 22 percent from the previous estimate...
May 9, 2019
Pakistan is a growing market for imported food products since the retail sector is growing.
April 5, 2019
Pakistan’s marketing year 2019/20 cotton production is forecast at 8 million 480 lb bales, up 500,000 bales from the revised 2018/19 estimate.
December 7, 2018
In Pakistan, a developed biotechnology and seed regulatory structure is in place to facilitate the introduction of new technologies in the country.
December 5, 2018
Based on current market arrivals, Pakistan’s 2018/19 cotton production is estimated at 7.8 million 480 lb bales, down 8 percent from the previous estimate and 5 percent....
September 5, 2018
FAS Islamabad forecasts Pakistan’s MY 2018/19 (August to July) cotton production at 8.5 million 480 lb. bales, up 300,000 bales or 4 percent from the last year’s level.
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
March 26, 2018
Pakistan’s marketing year 2018/19 cotton production is forecast at 8.8 million 480 lb bales, up 500,000 bales from the revised 2017/18 estimate.
December 4, 2017
Based on market arrivals, Pakistan’s 2017/18 cotton production is estimated at 9.2 million 480 lb, largely unchanged.
September 1, 2017
Pakistan’s 2017/18 cotton production is forecast at 9.0 million 480 lb bales, down slightly from the current USDA estimate due to a slight reduction in area as projected yields are largely unchanged.
April 6, 2017
Pakistan’s marketing year 2017/18 cotton production is forecast at 8.5 million 480 lb bales, up 10 percent from a year ago due to an expected increase in area.
January 31, 2017
Vietnam’s demand for raw cotton has risen steadily for six years, with August-to-January (Marketing YTD) imports at their highest levels ever.
December 7, 2016
Pakistan’s 2016/17 cotton harvest is progressing as forecast. Higher prices prompted farmers to strengthen their insect control methods compared to a year ago and progress thus far suggests...
September 29, 2016
Pakistan’s 2016/17 cotton production is forecast at 8.25 million 480 lb bales, up 250,000 bales from the previous estimate.
July 6, 2016
Pakistan’s 2016/17 cotton production is forecast at 8.0 million 480 lb bales, down one million bales from the previous estimate.
April 8, 2016
Pakistan’s marketing year 2016/17 cotton production is forecast at 9.0 million 480 lb bales, an improvement over 2015.
January 7, 2016
Cotton crop prospects continue to erode and Pakistan’s 2015/16 cotton production estimate is estimated 500,000 bales lower at 7.5 million 480 lb bales, the lowest production since 1999.

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