Which Country Consumes the Most Cottonseeds in the World?

Fibre Crops February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global cottonseed consumption amounted to 50,113 thousand tonnes in 2015, increasing by +6.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cottonseed consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +13% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global cottonseed consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Cottonseed Consuming Countries in the World

1. India (22008K Tonnes)

2. China (17351K Tonnes)

3. United States of America (8744K Tonnes)

4. Pakistan (6927K Tonnes)

5. Brazil (3383K Tonnes)

Global Cottonseeds Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were India (22,008 thousand tonnes), China (17,351 thousand tonnes), the United States (8,744 thousand tonnes), together making up 62% of total consumption. They were followed by Pakistan with a 9% of global consumption share and Brazil with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of cottonseed consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by India (+6.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of cottonseed per capita consumption was registered in Pakistan (36.66 kg/year), followed by the United States (27.17 kg/year), India (16.79 kg/year), Brazil (16.28 kg/year) and China (12.33 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of cottonseed was estimated at 5.22 kg/year in 2015.

In India, per capita cottonseed consumption has grown noticably (+4.7% per year) in recent years. In 2015, India per capita consumption reached 36.66 kg/year as compared with 11.66 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Cottonseed - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025