Cotton Farming in the US


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Cotton Farming in the US

Cotton starts to unspool

American cotton farmers are past their heyday. Their previous best customer, the domestic textile manufacturing industry is being driven into rapid decline by lower cost producers in India and China. However, the value of cotton seed production has risen over the last five years, despite lower production levels. Strong growth in oilseed prices is largely due to higher demand for all oilseeds. Farmers will benefit from lower fertilizer and seed prices. Both of these major cost categories expanded in the recent boom and have lagged on the way down


This is the replacement for March 2009 edition of Cotton Farming in the US report.

Industry Market Research Synopsis

This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the Cotton Farming in the US industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.

Industry Definition

This industry is comprised of farmers that grow and sell cotton and cottonseed. The vast majority of cotton grown in the U.S. is American Upland, which has a staple length of approximately 1.25 inches. The remainder is American Pima or extra-long staple (ELS) which is 1.5 inches or longer and used for higher-value products. Cotton is typically used in textile manufacturing while cottonseed is used for its oil and in some livestock feeds.

Report Contents

The Key Statistics chapter provides the key indicators for the industry for at least the last three years. The statistics included are industry revenue, industry gross product, employment, establishments, exports, imports, domestic demand and total wages.

The Market Characteristics chapter covers the following: Market Size, Linkages, Demand Determinants, Domestic and International Markets, Basis of Competition and Life Cycle. The Market Size section gives the size of the domestic market as well as the size of the export market. The Linkages section lists the industry's major supplier and major customer industries. The Demand Determinants section lists the key factors which are likely to cause demand to rise or fall. The Domestic and International Markets section defines the market for the products and services of the industry. This section provides the size of the domestic market and the proportion accounted for by imports and exports and trends in the levels of imports and exports. The Basis of Competition section outlines the key types of competition between firms within the industry as well as highlighting competition from substitute products in alternative industries. The Life Cycle section provides an analysis of which stage of development the industry is at.

The Segmentation chapter covers the following: Products and Service Segmentation, Major Market Segments, Industry Concentration and Geographic Spread. The Products and Service Segmentation section details the key products and/or services provided by this industry, highlighting the most important where possible to demonstrate which have a more significant influence over industry results as a whole. The Major Market Segments section details the key client industries and/or groups as well as giving an indication as to which of these are the most important to the industry. The Industry Concentration section provides an indicator of how much industry revenue is accounted for by the top four players. The Geographic Spread section provides a guide to the regional share of industry revenue/gross product.

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