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Cotton Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Cotton Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11192 | Dec 2014

Spinning cotton: Increasing global competition and diminishing assistance will oscillate revenue

IBISWorld’s Cotton Farming market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 09-14
5.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
23,105
Businesses
15,857
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cotton Farming industry in the United States has experienced extremely volatile operating conditions over the past five years. Due to large-scale fluctuations in demand and prices, industry profit margins have remained volatile. A fall in cotton prices after their artificial inflation in 2010 and 2011 has reduced profit margins markedly. In the coming years, the industry is expected to consolidate. Barring any significant shocks (such as trade bans or floods), industry revenue is expected to slightly decline... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Cotton is produced in 17 southern states. Major concentrations of cotton plantings include areas of the Texas High and Rolling Plains; the Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana Delta; southern Georgia; and California's San Joaquin Valley. Typical cotton planting occurs between March and June, and typical harvesting takes place between August and December.

Southeast and Southwest

Cotton farms are densely concentrated in the Southwest and Southeast regions. Historically, these regions have been home to cotton growing and ginning. As a result, they have the most ginning capacity and other infrastructure, which makes processing, transportation and sale of the commodity easier... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Cotton Farming Industry?

Farms in this industry primarily grow cotton, which is typically used in textile manufacturing, while the plant’s cottonseed is exploited for its oil and used in some livestock feeds. Moreover, at least half of all cotton produced domestically is exported to overseas textile producers.

Industry Products
Upland cotton lintAmerican PimaCottonseed
 
Industry Activities
Cotton farmingCottonseed production


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