Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 2016/17 global cotton output to be up 9%: USDA
2016/17 global cotton output to be up 9%: USDA
Mar '17
Following the increase in forecast for the US cotton crop, the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report now projects global cotton production this season to total 105.7 million bales, up 9 million bales or 9 per cent above the 2015/16 season. Global harvested area in 2016/17 is estimated at 29.2 million hectares, down 4 per cent from the previous season.

However, USDA has projected the global yield in this season to be significantly higher at 788 kilograms (kg) per hectare, as against 690 kg per hectare in 2015/16.

In 2016/17, production in India is forecast at 27.0 million bales, 2 per cent above last season as a rebound in yield, more than offset a reduction in harvested area, while China’s cotton output is expected to reach 22.5 million bales, also a 2 per cent increase over 2015/16.

"For Pakistan, 2016/17 production is forecast at 7.7 million bales, up 10 per cent, while Brazil’s 10 per cent increase will push its crop to 6.5 million bales," USDA said.

Australia is projected to produce 4.5 million bales in 2016/17, up a massive 58 per cent over 2015/16, primarily due to an increase in cotton acreage, as rainfall helped increase the lower yielding dryland area. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

GST Council allows ITC refund to fabrics

Textiles | On 23rd Jul 2018

GST Council allows ITC refund to fabrics

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council at its 28th meeting held...

GST slashed on Chenille fabrics, knitted cap to 5%

Textiles | On 23rd Jul 2018

GST slashed on Chenille fabrics, knitted cap to 5%

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Chenille fabrics and other...

Courtesy: Pixabay

Textiles | On 23rd Jul 2018

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.67% in 2017-18

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased by...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

July 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search