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Cotton Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Cotton Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0152 | Oct 2016

Cottoning on: Demand for industry products in overseas markets boosts overall industry demand

IBISWorld’s Cotton Growing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Operators in the Cotton Growing industry have endured extreme revenue volatility and fluctuating profit margins over the past five years, with a range of external factors influencing industry performance. Unfavourable growing conditions, such as prolonged dry weather and reduced irrigation water stocks, over the three years through 2014-15 forced farmers to allocate less land to cotton, which is a water-intensive crop. Consequently, production dropped significantly, leading to revenue declines for most of that three-year period. However, increased levels of annual rainfall are expected to boost production over the two years through 2016-17, with revenue growing in line with the larger area allocated to cotton growing... purchase to read more

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Market share concentration in the industry is low. As the majority of agricultural operators are family-run farms, market shares are often highly fragmented across the sector. The Cotton Growing industry is no different in this respect, although some major players do run sizeable operations. The four largest companies are estimated to account for significantly less than 20% of industry revenue in 2016-17.

Structurally, the industry is highly fragmented, with the larger players wielding slightly more market power. Unless small farms can grow to the point of having comparable economies of scale, they face problems remaining profitable. The market price is set in contracts between growers and ginners, and is influenced by increasing price competition between large players... purchase to read more


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What is the Cotton Growing Industry?

Farms in the Cotton Growing 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 lintCottonseed
Industry Activities
Land cultivationCotton growingCotton baling

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