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Cotton Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Cotton Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11192 | Dec 2015

Spinning cotton: An appreciating dollar will cause industry revenue to fall

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 10-15
-9.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
22,587
Businesses
15,676
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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

As an agricultural industry, cotton growing has a low level of ownership concentration compared to other sectors of the US economy. Nonetheless, the level of concentration appears to be rising over time. Over the past decade, the number of farms has been declining, while the acreage per farm has risen. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the result of this process has been a rise in the number of large cotton farms (over 1,000 acres), coupled with a fall in the number of small cotton farms (under 100 acres).

The pattern has been attributed to competitive and cost pressures that are forcing smaller farms to close as the industry moves toward large-scale production... 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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