Spain: Cotton and Products Annual

  |   SP2021-0012
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. Absent a recovery in the domestic textile industry, exports will remain Spain’s main outlet for cotton lint. In 2020, while yarn production declined, higher apparel demand for sanitary purposes in response to COVID-19 increased fabric production by 8 percent.