Zimbabwe: Cotton Production and Consumption in Zimbabwe


Cotton lint production in Zimbabwe is expected to increase by 62 percent to73,000 MT in the 2017/18 MY, due to the government’s free inputs support program that targets smallholder farmers. As a result, cotton lint exports are expected to reach 65,000 MT. In the 2016/17 MY, Zimbabwe’s cotton lint production is expected to recover to 45,100 MT, after only 13,120 MT was produced in the 2015/16 MY, due to extreme drought conditions. Cotton lint exports in the 2016/17 MY are estimated at 40,100 MT.