Cottoning on: Demand for industry products in overseas markets boosts overall industry demand

IBISWorld’s Cotton Growing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


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...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Cotton production involves two phases. The cotton growing process includes the growing and harvesting of cotton, which contains cottonseed and cotton lint. The mature plant is then processed by cotton ginners, which separates the cotton from the seed. Products and services segments are split into categories based on production volumes.


Cottonseed 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. Cottonseed oil can be used as inputs in a range of manufacturing industries, making products such as soap, salad dressings and candles. Cot..

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Industry Products

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 lint
Industry Activities
Land cultivation
Cotton growing
Cotton baling

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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