Cotton Market

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Cotton - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1China
2United States
3Japan
4Brazil
5India

In value terms, the largest cotton (carded or combed) markets worldwide were China, the United States and Japan, together accounting for 38% of the global market. These countries were followed by Brazil, India, Germany, Russia, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, Pakistan and Bangladesh, which together accounted for a further 19%.

Turkey saw the highest growth rate of market size, in terms of the main consuming countries over the period under review, while cotton (carded or combed) market for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cotton (Carded Or Combed) Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
India1109981886-10.6%
Turkey15511485956-21.5%
Mali136012741193-6.3%
Mozambique160113911291-10.2%
Uganda167015271364-9.6%
Indonesia219716811463-18.4%
South Korea1528151115841.8%
Benin175616381609-4.3%
Mexico18962062297525.3%
United States475543724552-2.2%
Average174315381500-7.2%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the United States ($4,552 per ton), while India ($886 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mexico, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
France21312629325423.6%
South Africa3492319652621-13.4%
Philippines1841214820305.0%
Poland235022681986-8.1%
Russia245520431763-15.3%
United Kingdom1689168217030.4%
Bangladesh238323241586-18.4%
Taiwan (Chinese)134814951284-2.4%
Spain116810601128-1.7%
South Korea207018671116-26.6%
Vietnam138911171061-12.6%
Average207519801771-7.6%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was France ($3,254 per ton), while Vietnam ($1,061 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cotton (Carded or Combed) - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
million USD
Vietnam14263969.2%
France11132342.4%
Taiwan (Chinese)5.9112396.5%
Poland7.5101854.5%
Spain211514-16.7%

In value terms, the largest cotton (carded or combed) importing markets worldwide were Vietnam ($39M), France ($23M) and Taiwan (Chinese) ($23M), with a combined 36% share of global imports. Poland, Spain, Bangladesh, the UK, Russia, South Africa, the Philippines and South Korea lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 36%.

Among the main importing countries, South Africa (+269.9% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cotton (Carded or Combed) - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
million USD
Mali14816718712.4%
United States545341-12.9%
Uganda332823-15.3%
Indonesia15182015.0%
Mexico2.1218192.9%

In value terms, Mali ($187M) remains the largest cotton (carded or combed) supplier worldwide, comprising 47% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States ($41M), with a 10% share of global exports. It was followed by Uganda, with a 5.8% share.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value in Mali amounted to +12.4%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the United States (-12.9% per year) and Uganda (-15.3% per year).

Cotton (Carded or Combed) - Market Forecast

Driven by increasing demand for cotton (carded or combed) worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Cotton - Product Coverage

  • HS 5203 - Cotton, carded or combed
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