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 Products Chapter
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.
The predominant type of cotton grown in the United States is American upland... purchase to read more