Senegal: Cotton and Products Update
West Africa’s (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Senegal) Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18 cotton production is forecast down to 2.8 million 480 lb. bales primarily due to drought and high pest pressures in Burkina Faso and a lack of inputs in Chad. MY 2017/18 exports from West Africa are expected to drop in comparison to Post’s MY 2016/17 estimate to approximately 2.7 million 480 lb. bales on lower exportable supplies.