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Cotton Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Cotton Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0152 | Jan 2015

Cottoning on: Increasing production volumes will drive revenue growth

The Cotton Growing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$875m
Annual Growth 10-15
1.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
3,032
Businesses
377
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 reliant on exports through downstream industries. Over 80% of ginned cotton is sold abroad due to the small size of domestic textile manufacturing industries, and the increasing penetration of fabric and garment imports. Other cotton products, such as cottonseeds, are used by food manufacturers and within the industry to grow new crops.

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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Commercial cotton growing is almost exclusively conducted in New South Wales and Queensland, which means these two states comprise almost the entire industry. However, some experimental cotton growing projects have taken place in Western Australia and the Northern Territory in recent times. During 2013-14 cotton was grown in commercial quantities in northern Victoria for the first time. The volumes in Victoria remained too low to show up on official data. 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... 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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