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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

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$879m
Annual Growth 11-16
-14.4%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
4,363
Businesses
504
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 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

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. However, no industry data was recorded due to low volumes. 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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