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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

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle. This is despite industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the economy, being forecast to decline by 5.7% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This represents an underperformance relative to the overall economy, with GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. The industry exhibits high volatility, so growth rates of both revenue and industry value added do not have clear trends. The choice of starting and ending year has a large effect on annualised growth rates over most periods. Consequently, IVA cannot be used as the sole indicator of the industry's life cycle stage... 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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