Revenue from the Cotton Growing industry in China is estimated to reach $13.7 billion in 2017, up 2.1% from 2016. In the five years through 2017, industry revenue has been falling at annualized rate of 2.1%. These declines have largely been the result of competition from synthetic fiber manufacturers and imported cotton, and lower pricing levels.China is the largest producer of cotton in the world, with a plant area of 3.4 million hectares in 2016. China is also the largest consumer market for cotton in the world, as cotton is one of the main raw materials for many Chinese industries. There are about 49.7 million cotton farming enterprises, mostly households, operating within the industry, with over 102.5 million cotton farmers and part-time workers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Entry barriers for new farmers to this industry include the following.Access to planting technologyThe government also provides technical support and marketing information for farmers, especially in the important production areas. The new planting technologies that can reduce costs and increase unit yield are widely adopted in the important production areas. For example, the technology of cotton seedlings with medium composition were first adopted in Dongtinghu area of Hunan province, where the unit yield reached 7,500 kilograms per hectare in 2006, in contrast to the national average level of 3,975 kilograms per hectare during the same year.Climate conditions and land sourceCotton growing needs good weather and sufficient sunshine. The...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Cotton Growing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cotton Growing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Textile Products & Apparel Mfg and Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Cotton in the Cotton Growing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cotton Growing Industry?

    The Cotton Growing industry in China grows seed cotton picked from the field. Processing is not included in this industry. Most farmers are self-employed and use part-time labor during the harvest season. Farmers generally have very small areas to farm, and often grow other crops or products on their land.

    Industry Products
  • White cottonseed
  • Colored cottonseed
  • Industry Activities
  • Growing seed cotton
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Textile Products & Apparel Mfg
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Cotton
  • Agricultural Disease/Parasites Prevalence
  • Competition from Substitutes - Cotton Textile mfg - Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
  • Weather Conditions
  • World price of cotton

  • Current Performance
    Domestic demand and profitabilityEstablishments, employment and wagesImportsPlant area, output and prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Domestic demandGovernment assistance
  • Table: Cotton Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cotton Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cotton Fabric and Yarn Manufacturing
  • Apparel Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Farming Machinery Manufacturing
  • Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • White cottonseed
  • Colored cottonseed
  • Chart: Cotton Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream industries
  • International trade policies
  • Changing consumption trends
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Cotton and flax companies
  • Spinning enterprises
  • All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives
  • Independent cotton-ginning factories
  • Other downstream markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cotton Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation, rent, and utilities
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cotton Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Production costs
  • Product quality
  • Relationships with participants of downstream industries
  • Support from governments
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cotton Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cotton Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cotton Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Cotton Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide, and used as fertilizer, in animal feed, and in plastics.
  • Cotton Ginning
  • The separation of cotton fibers from their seeds.
  • Cotton Lint
  • The mass of soft fibers surrounding the seeds of unginned cotton.
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