Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton output remains below pre-crisis levels in 2010/11
Cotton output remains below pre-crisis levels in 2010/11
14
Mar '11
World cotton production in 2010/11 is estimated at nearly 115 million bales, up 13 percent from a year ago and the largest annual output growth in 7 years. The current crop estimate shows a remarkable recovery from the previous year, but production still remains below levels attained prior to the recent global financial crisis.

High market prices, improved credit access, and more conducive growing conditions in producing countries are driving the production rebound. Lower production, compared with a year earlier, is expected in some major cotton producing countries in 2010, but expected increases in others more than offset the losses. Global cotton area in 2010/11 increased 11 percent to 33.5 million hectares from the previous year, while the yield is estimated 2 percent higher at 748 kg/ha.

Australia is estimated to produce a record 4.5 million bales in 2010/11, up 154 percent from the preceding year. In addition to favorable market price for cotton, water availability in Australia has improved significantly in the last couple of years, giving producers the opportunity to increase both irrigated and dryland cotton areas. Australia's 2010/11 cotton area is estimated to triple to a record 600,000 hectares.

Brazil's 2010/11 production is estimated at a record 8.8 million bales, up 62 percent from a year earlier. Strong area and yield increases are estimated for the Center- West State of Mato Grosso, where cotton production is expected to account for over 50 percent of the 2010/11 national crop (CONAB, 3/2011). Brazil's 2010/11 area is estimated at 1.3 million hectares, a 55-percent rebound from a year ago.

India's 2010/11 crop is estimated to increase 9 percent from the year before to a record 25.0 million bales, while area is estimated up 7 percent to an all-time high of 11.0 million hectares. The United States and Uzbekistan are estimated to produce 18.3 million bales (up 50 percent) and 4.7 million bales (up 19 percent), respectively, in 2010/11. In China and Pakistan, the 2010/11 crop is estimated to decline 8 percent to 29.5 million bales and 8.8 million bales, respectively.

Cotton harvested area in the United States and Uzbekistan is estimated at 4.3 million hectares and 1.3 million hectares, respectively. In the United States, this is a 42- percent increase from the previous year, while in Uzbekistan the area is unchanged. Cotton area in China and Pakistan is estimated to decline 4 percent and 3 percent to 5.1 million hectares and 2.9 million hectares, respectively, from the preceding year.

Global Cotton Trade Rises in 2010/11
World cotton exports in 2010/11 are estimated at 38.6 million bales, up 9 percent from the previous year and the second consecutive year of trade rebound. Exports in 2010/11 for Australia (3.0 million bales), Brazil (2.7 million), and the United States (15.75 million) are estimated to increase 42 percent, 36 percent, and 27 percent, respectively, fromthe preceding year. India and Uzbekistan are estimated to export 4.8 million bales and 3.5 million bales in 2010/11, down 27 percent and 8 percent, respectively, from a year ago. Export increases in several major countries more than offset declines in other exporting countries, resulting in one of the largest cotton trade volumes in recent years.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Apr 2017

Fix 5% GST rate for textile goods: Textile bodies

Uniform levy of 5 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all...

Textiles | On 28th Apr 2017

India lifts CVD imposed on Nepali Jute goods

The countervailing duty (CVD) that was imposed on Nepali jute...

Courtesy: Williamsburg Garment Company

Fashion | On 28th Apr 2017

'We have grown by staying small & maximising efforts'

The easiest way to go out of business is to be too big or expand too...

Interviews View All

Rashi Menda
Zapyle

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X