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
10.3%
21-3
30.5%
31-3
42.8%
31-4
7.9%
41-4
8.1%

Staple

40 & above
13.6%
39
26.0%
38
29.4%
37
20.9%
36
4.8%
35 & Shorter
5.4%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
8.1%
4.6 - 4.9
46.9%
3.8 - 4.5
39.5%
3.5 - 3.7
3.1%
3.3 - 3.4
1.0%
3.0 - 3.2
0.8%

Strength

34 & above
12.6%
32 - 33.9
41.5%
30.1 - 31.9
33.1%
29.1 - 30
7.2%
28.1 - 29
3.3%
27.1 - 28
1.1%
Below 27
1.1%

Uniformity

Above 84
6.0%
83 - 83.9
21.3%
82 - 82.9
32.5%
81 - 81.9
23.2%
80 - 80.9
10.7%
Below 80
6.3%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

No Country Detail (suppressed)
165,228,295
Bangladesh
156,178,471
Vietnam
150,630,708
China
128,400,083
India
71,530,122
Turkey
55,761,159
Thailand
42,015,945
Indonesia
36,120,384
Malaysia
16,419,195
Japan
13,805,702
Other markets
27,310,753
Total
863400817