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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The US Cotton Farming industry's contribution to the overall economy is measured by industry value added (IVA). IBISWorld expects IVA to decline at an average annual rate of 3.6% over the 10 years to 2020. By comparison, US GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% over the same period. Therefore, the cotton farming industry is currently in the mature stage of its life cycle. This is largely due to receding subsidies and volatile commodity prices.
Additionally, the rate of technology change has slowed down over the past five years. Drastic changes in the general farming sector have already taken place, and any further developments will be primarily aesthetic and may increase production and yields only marginally... purchase to read more