Which Country Produces the Most Cotton Lint in the World?

Fibre Crops November 16, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of cotton lint production were India (12,779 thousand tonnes), China (11,560 thousand tonnes), the United States (6,449 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 61% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of cotton lint production among the main producing countries was attained by India (+4.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the output figures.

Top 10 Cotton Lint Producing Countries in the World

1. India (12,779K Tonnes)
2. China (11,560K Tonnes)
3. United States (6,449K Tonnes)
4. Pakistan (4,827K Tonnes)
5. Brazil (2,331K Tonnes)
6. Uzbekistan (2,179K Tonnes)
7. Turkey (1,696K Tonnes)
8. Australia (1,405K Tonnes)
9. Argentina (687K Tonnes)
10. Greece (684K Tonnes)

Global Cotton Lint Production

Global cotton lint production amounted to 50,520 thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -3.6% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cotton lint output pursued a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +0.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +13% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global cotton lint production attained its maximum volume of 53,926 thousand tonnes in 2013. From 2014 to 2015, the total cotton lint output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global cotton lint production was primarily driven by population growth, disposable income growth, and growth of clothes consumption. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the cotton lint output in the immediate term.

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Source: World: Cotton Lint - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast