Cottoned on: Demand from overseas textile manufacturers has supported the industry

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 significantly decreased, leading to revenue declines for most of this three-year period. However, resurgent rainfall and increased price per bale received by Australian farmers have allowed the industry to recover over the three years through 2017-18. Overall, industry revenue has grown at an annualised 2.8% over the past five years, to reach $ more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for Australian cotton from Asian textile manufacturers has been supporting industry revenue
  • Erratic weather conditions have led to volatile revenue over the past five years
  • New agricultural technologies will drive output improvements over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Cotton production involves two phases. The cotton growing process includes growing and harvesting cotton, which contains cottonseed and cotton lint. Cotton ginners then process the mature plant, separating the cotton from the seed. Products and services segments are split into categories based on production volumes. The respective shares of each product segment have remained stable over the past five years.CottonseedCottonseed accounts for the largest portion of industry production in volume terms. However, cottonseed accounts for a much smaller proportion in value terms. Cottonseed is used to make cottonseed oil, which is cholesterol free, and contains antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats. Cot...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Cotton Growing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Cotton Growing are:

  • Appropriate climatic conditions
  • Availability of irrigation water
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of annual rainfall and Demand from cotton ginning in the Cotton Growing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Cotton Growing Industry?

    Farms in the 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 lint
  • Cottonseed
  • Industry Activities
  • Land cultivation
  • Cotton growing
  • Cotton baling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Demand from cotton ginning
  • World price of cotton
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit
  • Water availability
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Cotton exports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue, profitability and participation
  • Major cotton producers
  • Production limitations
  • Table: Cotton Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cotton Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cotton Ginning

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Fertiliser Manufacturing
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Road Freight Transport
  • Water Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Cottonseed
  • Cotton lint
  • Chart: Cotton Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Cotton ginners to textile manufacturers
  • Cotton ginners to home-furnishing manufacturers
  • Cotton ginners to cottonseed processors
  • Cotton ginners to other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cotton Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cotton Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cotton Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Auscott Limited,
  • Table: Auscott Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cotton Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Cotton Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cotton Picker
  • A tractor-like machine (vehicle) that automates cotton harvesting to reduce the harvest time.
  • Cottonseed
  • Seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil.
  • Ginned Cotton
  • Picked cotton that is processed to separate the cotton from the seed.
  • Lint
  • Fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibres.
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