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China: Cotton Lint Market 2023

Cotton Lint Market Size in China

The Chinese cotton lint market stood at $X in 2021, rising by 2.8% against the previous year. Overall, consumption, however, saw a perceptible downturn. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, consumption failed to regain momentum.

Cotton Lint Production in China

In value terms, cotton lint production rose notably to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. In general, production, however, showed a perceptible slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the production volume increased by 35%. Cotton lint production peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2021, the average cotton lint yield in China shrank to X tons per ha, which is down by -2.8% on the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield indicated a pronounced increase from 2012 to 2021: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +4.2% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, cotton lint yield increased by +79.9% against 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when the yield increased by 56%. Over the period under review, the average cotton lint yield reached the maximum level at X tons per ha in 2020, and then contracted in the following year. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2021, the harvested area of cotton lint in China rose modestly to X ha, increasing by 3.1% against the year before. In general, the harvested area, however, recorded a perceptible descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 with an increase of 44% against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level of X ha. From 2018 to 2021, the growth of the cotton lint harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Cotton Lint Exports

Exports from China

Cotton lint exports from China surged to X tons in 2021, growing by 97% against 2020. In general, exports, however, recorded a abrupt slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of 178%. Over the period under review, the exports attained the peak figure at X tons in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, cotton lint exports soared to $X in 2021. Overall, exports, however, saw a abrupt setback. The exports peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Vietnam (X tons) was the main destination for cotton lint exports from China, accounting for a 72% share of total exports. Moreover, cotton lint exports to Vietnam exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Thailand (X tons), fourfold. Indonesia (X tons) ranked third in terms of total exports with a 7.9% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume to Vietnam stood at +26.7%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Thailand (+21.7% per year) and Indonesia (+4.9% per year).

In value terms, Vietnam ($X) remains the key foreign market for cotton lint exports from China, comprising 74% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was held by Thailand ($X), with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 7.8% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value to Vietnam totaled +30.2%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Thailand (+20.0% per year) and Indonesia (+6.6% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the average cotton lint export price amounted to $X per ton, surging by 52% against the previous year. Over the last nine-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.2%. As a result, the export price attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably country of destination: the country with the highest price was South Korea ($X per ton), while the average price for exports to Thailand ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to South Korea (+8.6%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cotton Lint Imports

Imports into China

In 2021, supplies from abroad of cotton lint decreased by -0.7% to X tons for the first time since 2016, thus ending a four-year rising trend. Overall, imports saw a deep reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 36% against the previous year. Imports peaked at X tons in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, cotton lint imports skyrocketed to $X in 2021. In general, imports recorded a deep setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 45% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

The United States (X tons), Brazil (X tons) and India (X tons) were the main suppliers of cotton lint imports to China, with a combined 88% share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Brazil (with a CAGR of +6.5%), while imports for the other leaders experienced a decline.

In value terms, the United States ($X), Brazil ($X) and India ($X) constituted the largest cotton lint suppliers to China, with a combined 87% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Brazil, with a CAGR of +4.5%, recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced a decline.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average cotton lint import price amounted to $X per ton, rising by 16% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, saw a noticeable slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 an increase of 16% against the previous year. The import price peaked at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2021, the countries with the highest prices were Australia ($X per ton) and Uzbekistan ($X per ton), while the price for Brazil ($X per ton) and India ($X per ton) were amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Uzbekistan (-0.7%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2022 2012-2022 2023-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cotton lint in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of consumption in 2021 were China, India and the United States, with a combined 63% share of global consumption. Brazil, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 20%.
What are the largest producers of cotton lint in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were China, India and the United States, together accounting for 65% of global production. These countries were followed by Brazil, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey, which together accounted for a further 20%.
What are the leading suppliers of cotton lint to China?
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In value terms, the United States, Brazil and India were the largest cotton lint suppliers to China, together comprising 87% of total imports.
What are the leading importers of cotton lint from China?
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In value terms, Vietnam remains the key foreign market for cotton lint exports from China, comprising 74% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was held by Thailand, with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by Indonesia, with a 7.8% share.
What is the average export price for cotton lint in China?
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In 2021, the average cotton lint export price amounted to $2,326 per ton, jumping by 52% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cotton lint in China?
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In 2021, the average cotton lint import price amounted to $1,916 per ton, rising by 16% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cotton lint market in China. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


Product coverage:
• FCL 767 - Cotton Lint
• FCL 328 - [Seed Cotton]
Country coverage:

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in China
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
REPORT DESCRIPTION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCT

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2022
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2022
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2022
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2022
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2022
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2022
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2012–2022
Figure 24:
Yield, 2012–2022
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
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