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

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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Harvested cotton derives its value from the fiber, or lint, as well as from the seed. The two parts are separated from the husk during the ginning process. Cotton is grown as an annual plant in the United States, whereas it is grown perennially in more tropical climates. Cotton is typically planted between March and June and harvested in the final four months of the year. There are two varieties of cotton grown within the United States: upland and American Pima (also known as extra-long staple or ELS). The share of revenue generated by the two types of cotton is fairly stable, but fluctuates incrementally due to adjustments in market values and total planted acreage.

Upland cotton

The predominant type of cotton grown in the United States is American upland... 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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