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Cotton Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Cotton Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0152 | Jan 2014

Soft conditions: Falling prices and declining production volumes push revenue down

IBISWorld’s Cotton Growing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
24.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
5,710
Businesses
703
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 is export-oriented, with approximately 85.0% of ginned cotton sold abroad due to the small size of the domestic textile manufacturing industries and the increasing penetration of fabric and garment imports. Non-exported cotton and cotton products, such as cottonseeds, are used by manufacturers and within the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Commercial cotton growing is currently conducted in just New South Wales and Queensland, which means these two states comprise the entire industry. However, some experimental cotton growing projects have taken place in Western Australia and the Northern Territory in recent times. Historically, the production shares for New South Wales and Queensland have only shifted slightly from year to year, reflecting changes in growing conditions. The overall trend however has favoured New South Wales as the prevailing producer. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, New South Wales accounted for 57.6% industry value in 2011-12, with Queensland accounting for the rest... 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
Raw cottonCotton seeds
 
Industry Activities
Land cultivationCotton growingCotton baling


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