Australian Cotton Markets

Australian Cotton Markets

Australian cotton is consumed all around the world and especially so throughout Asia. The proximity of Australia to Asian countries means that Australian cotton can be delivered port to port in 7 – 14 days.

See below for a snapshot of quality and export destinations.

Grade

21-2 & better
62.5%
21-3
29.8%
31-3
6.8%
31-4
0.4%
41-4
0.5%

Staple

40 & above
7.4%
39
23.3%
38
34.3%
37
25.2%
36
5.3%
35 & Shorter
4.5%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
6.1%
4.6 - 4.9
46.7%
3.8 - 4.5
43.8%
3.5 - 3.7
2.3%
3.3 - 3.4
0.4%
3.0 - 3.2
0.2%

Strength

34 & above
3.6%
32 - 33.9
32.1%
30.1 - 31.9
49.5%
29.1 - 30
9.5%
28.1 - 29
3.6%
27.1 - 28
1.1%
Below 27
0.6%

Uniformity

Above 84
3.4%
83 - 83.9
13.7%
82 - 82.9
30.4%
81 - 81.9
30.4%
80 - 80.9
15.2%
Below 80
6.9%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

No Country Detail (suppressed)
419,124,332
China
196,174,097
Vietnam
176,950,333
Bangladesh
83,355,302
India
28,166,488
Turkey
28,099,084
Thailand
23,633,660
Malaysia
15,452,196
Indonesia
12,344,801
Japan
9,963,746
Other markets
10,516,841
Total
1003780880