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EU - Cotton Lint - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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EU: Cotton Lint Market 2023

Cotton Lint Market Size in the EU

The EU cotton lint market contracted to $X in 2021, waning by -5.3% against the previous year. In general, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Cotton Lint Production in the EU

In value terms, cotton lint production totaled $X in 2021 estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the production volume increased by 18%. The level of production peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, production failed to regain momentum.

The country with the largest volume of cotton lint production was Greece (X tons), comprising approx. 80% of total volume. Moreover, cotton lint production in Greece exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Spain (X tons), fourfold.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of volume in Greece totaled +1.6%.

The average cotton lint yield reached X tons per ha in 2021, approximately mirroring 2020. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% over the period from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the yield increased by 14% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the cotton lint yield reached the peak level at X tons per ha in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2021, the yield failed to regain momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

The cotton lint harvested area fell to X ha in 2021, approximately mirroring 2020. In general, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of 6.9% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to cotton lint production reached the maximum at X ha in 2020, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Cotton Lint Exports

Exports in the EU

In 2021, approx. X tons of cotton lint were exported in the European Union; growing by 34% compared with 2020. Total exports indicated mild growth from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +74.8% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of 72% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the exports reached the peak figure in 2021 and are likely to see steady growth in years to come.

In value terms, cotton lint exports surged to $X in 2021. Total exports indicated a measured increase from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +121.3% against 2015 indices. As a result, the exports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

In 2021, Greece (X tons) was the key exporter of cotton lint, committing 82% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Spain (X tons), creating a 16% share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2021, average annual rates of growth with regard to cotton lint exports from Greece stood at +2.4%. At the same time, Spain (+3.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Spain emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +3.1% from 2012-2021. From 2012 to 2021, the share of Greece and Spain increased by +3.6 and +1.6 percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Greece ($X) remains the largest cotton lint supplier in the European Union, comprising 82% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was held by Spain ($X), with a 15% share of total exports.

In Greece, cotton lint exports expanded at an average annual rate of +4.2% over the period from 2012-2021.

Export Prices by Country

The export price in the European Union stood at $X per ton in 2021, picking up by 30% 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 reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Greece ($X per ton), while Spain stood at $X per ton.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Greece (+1.8%).

Cotton Lint Imports

Imports in the EU

In 2021, purchases abroad of cotton lint was finally on the rise to reach X tons after two years of decline. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a pronounced decline. The volume of import peaked at X tons in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, cotton lint imports skyrocketed to $X in 2021. Overall, imports, however, saw a noticeable shrinkage. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Italy (X tons) and Portugal (X tons) represented roughly 51% of total imports in 2021. Germany (X tons) held the next position in the ranking, followed by France (X tons), Belgium (X tons) and Greece (X tons). All these countries together held near 28% share of total imports. Austria (X tons), Poland (X tons), Spain (X tons), Estonia (X tons), Bulgaria (X tons) and Latvia (X tons) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Estonia (with a CAGR of +141.7%), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest cotton lint importing markets in the European Union were Italy ($X), Portugal ($X) and Germany ($X), with a combined 59% share of total imports. France, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria and Latvia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.

Estonia, with a CAGR of +138.7%, saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the import price in the European Union amounted to $X per ton, surging by 22% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. As a result, import price attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Austria ($X per ton), while Bulgaria ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France (+4.4%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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 the EU?
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Greece remains the largest cotton lint consuming country in the European Union, comprising approx. 71% of total volume. Moreover, cotton lint consumption in Greece exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Spain, fourfold. Portugal ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 2.8% share.
What are the largest producers of cotton lint in the the EU?
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Greece remains the largest cotton lint producing country in the European Union, comprising approx. 80% of total volume. Moreover, cotton lint production in Greece exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Spain, fourfold.
What are the leading suppliers of cotton lint in the the EU?
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In value terms, Greece remains the largest cotton lint supplier in the European Union, comprising 82% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Spain, with a 15% share of total exports.
What are the leading importers of cotton lint in the the EU?
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In value terms, the largest cotton lint importing markets in the European Union were Italy, Portugal and Germany, together accounting for 59% of total imports. France, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria and Latvia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.
What is the average export price for cotton lint in the the EU?
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The export price in the European Union stood at $2,089 per ton in 2021, jumping by 30% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cotton lint in the the EU?
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In 2021, the import price in the European Union amounted to $2,357 per ton, increasing by 22% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cotton lint market in the EU. 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]

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• 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
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• 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
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
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 VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

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

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

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

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
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, By Country, 2018–2022
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2022
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2022
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2022
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2022
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2012–2022
Figure 20:
Yield, 2012–2022
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2022
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2022
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2022
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2022
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2012–2022
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