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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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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. Most of these major players are also vertically integrated, running their own ginning operations, as well as undertaking marketing and exporting. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that over 90% of cotton farms earned $500,000 or more in 2010-11, compared with just 15.2% of farms across the agricultural sector as a whole. In 2013-14, the four largest companies are estimated to account for significantly less than 20% of industry revenue, indicating a low concentration level... 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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