This is an Excel file containing a comprehensive overview of trends in the World cotton industry including the latest forecasts for 2018/19. It comprises three spreadsheets providing you with a comprehensive overview of all trends in the world cotton industry. this includes production, areas, consumption, exports, imports, stocks, prices.with ample graphics and notes. An analysis of China's trends is also included.
Separate and some combined graphs of all the data are included with notes attached to each graph to help the interpretation of trends and changes. Many of these GRAPHS show ABARES's (Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science) projections out to 2024 as published in March 2019.
The structure of the world cotton industry is provided on this spreadsheet with a comprehensive analysis of all countries involved in any way with the cotton industry. It identifies for all countries, in order of importance, the last 3 years data for area harvested. production, imports, exports, domestic consumption, ending stocks and average yields.
Cotton quantities are expressed in million tonnes (Mt) with area in million hectares (mha) and yield in tonnes per hectare (t/ha). Graphs on the last 3 years data for the top countries in each category are provided with comments on the changes and trends in each case.