Cotton Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Cotton Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0152 | Dec 2015

Growing pains: Oversupply of cotton and falling prices have reduced industry revenue

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Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The fortunes of Australian cotton growers are largely determined by external factors such as global cotton demand, the world price of cotton and domestic growing conditions. Although Australia is a small cotton producer on a global scale, the industry relies on exports through downstream industries. Nearly all of the cotton ginned is sold abroad due to the small size of the domestic textile manufacturing industry, along with the increasing penetration of fabric and garment imports. Other cotton-derived products, such as cottonseeds, are used by food manufacturers as feed and within the industry to grow new crops.

Trading conditions for Australian growers have fluctuated over the past five years due to increased volatility in the global cotton market... purchase to read more

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Cotton production involves two phases. The cotton growing process includes the growing and harvesting of seed cotton. Seed cotton is packed into cotton bales and transported to cotton ginners. Cotton ginners then process the seed cotton producing cotton seed, cotton lint and waste.


Cottonseed accounts for the majority of industry production in volume terms. The ginning process separates cottonseed from lint, with the former sold to oil manufacturers and feedlots. Cottonseed hulls are used for stockfeed and as fertiliser, while the kernels are crushed to extract oil. The oilcake residue (crushed kernels) is ground into meal, which is also used as a stockfeed. Cottonseed oil can be used as an input in biofuel production and for food manufacturing... purchase to read more


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What is the Cotton Growing Industry?

Farms in this industry grow cotton. Cotton is the white downy fibres grown on shrubby plants of the genus gossypium. These fibres are used to make textiles and other products.

Industry Products
Cotton lintCotton seeds
Industry Activities
Land cultivationCotton growingCotton baling

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