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Cotton Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Cotton Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0152 | Jul 2014

Cottoning on: Increasing production volumes will drive revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Cotton Growing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
15.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
5,196
Businesses
654
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 the 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 Investment Chapter

Cotton production is capital intensive due to machinery operations, cottonseed experimentation, and further research and development requiring high levels of capital investments. The industry is highly mechanised and is slowly reducing the intensiveness of labour functions such as cotton chipping. The Australian industry has come a long way, in the sense that cotton was once picked by hand. Now, with the development of insect-resistant plants and weed-protected fields, technology has significantly reduced the need for labour inputs. Using data from the industry cost structure, IBISWorld expects that for every dollar paid as wages, $0.66 is required to be invested in capital equipment and machinery... 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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