Cotton

 USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in cotton, can be found in the Cotton: World Markets and Trade report.

Data & Analysis

April 20, 2018
In MY 2017/18, Vietnam’s cotton imports are expected to reach 1.38 million metric tons (MMT), up 15 percent over MY 2016/17, as Vietnam’s spinning sector continues to expand....
April 19, 2018
Post projects MY 2018/19 cotton fiber production to rise to 725,000 bales (480 lb.) based on steady yield increases and the anticipation of continued government price supports for growers.
April 18, 2018
Total cotton production for marketing year (MY) 2018/19 is forecast to be 1.57 million bales, slightly higher than the previous marketing year.
April 11, 2018
Post’s forecast for MY18/19 cotton planted area is 3.38 million hectares (MHa), up from the estimated 3.35 MHa in MY17/18.