Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 2015/16 global cotton output to be lowest in six years
2015/16 global cotton output to be lowest in six years
23
Oct '15
The USDA informs that global cotton production in 2015/16 may be the lowest in six years and is forecast at 107.4 million bales, slightly below the September projection and 10 per cent below a year ago period.

“The October production estimate reflects decreases mainly for China, Pakistan, Brazil, and Australia, partially offset by an increase for Mali,” the October report of USDA says.

Global harvested area is forecast at 31.2 million hectares or 77.2 million acres in 2015/16, about 8 per cent below 2014/15 and the lowest since 2009/10.

World cotton yield is projected at 749 kilograms per hectare or 668 pounds per acre in 2015/16, also the lowest in six seasons.

The USDA has also reduced production estimates in China and Pakistan by 700,000 bales and 500,000 bales respectively this month, as area and yield were projected lower.

For China, 2015/16 cotton production is forecast at 25.3 million bales, 16 per cent below 2014/15 and the lowest crop estimate since 2003/04.

According to USDA, the smaller Chinese crop stems from reduced incentives to plant cotton nationally and lower Xinjiang yields resulting from adverse weather.

For Pakistan, 2015/16 production is projected at 9.5 million bales, 10 per cent below the previous season, as pest problems are reported to have reduced the cotton crop.

Yield reductions in Brazil and Australia reduced the 2015/16 crop projections there by 200,000 bales and 100,000 bales, respectively.

“Production is now forecast at 6.5 million bales in Brazil and 2.1 million bales in Australia,” the US agricultural agency reports.

“In contrast, Mali's cotton production is forecast to reach 1.2 million bales, matching its record in 2003/04 as higher area and yield is expected,” it adds.

For India, the world's leading producer in 2015/16, production is forecast at 29 million bales, 500,000 bales below last season as lower area and a higher yield will keep India's crop near the five-year average. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Indian investors interested in denim production in Vietnam

Textiles | On 16th Aug 2018

Indian investors interested in denim production in Vietnam

Indian fabric firms are shifting attention from China to Vietnam,...

Pak ministry invests in training textile sector workers

Textiles | On 16th Aug 2018

Pak ministry invests in training textile sector workers

Pakistan’s ministry of commerce and textile industry is offering...

India's textiles, apparel exports fall by ₹8000 cr: Govt

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Aug 2018

India's textiles, apparel exports fall by ₹8000 cr: Govt

India’s textiles and apparel exports dropped by nearly ₹8,000 crore...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries is into manufacturing of textile process house machines, ...

Ravi Raj Desai

Himalaya Cotton Yarn Ltd manufactures high quality denier. The spinning...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Mark Brill
Birmingham City University (BCU)

<div>A technological breakthrough could see people getting messages about...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

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

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

Leave your Comments


August 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search