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
36.4%
21-3
31.0%
31-3
23.2%
31-4
1.0%
41-4
7.3%

Staple

40 & above
6.0%
39
24.6%
38
35.8%
37
23.9%
36
5.8%
35 & Shorter
4.0%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
1.0%
4.6 - 4.9
35.4%
3.8 - 4.5
59.5%
3.5 - 3.7
2.6%
3.3 - 3.4
0.8%
3.0 - 3.2
0.6%

Strength

34 & above
0.6%
32 - 33.9
11.9%
30.1 - 31.9
49.4%
29.1 - 30
23.7%
28.1 - 29
10.6%
27.1 - 28
2.5%
Below 27
1.3%

Uniformity

Above 84
1.5%
83 - 83.9
9.9%
82 - 82.9
28.9%
81 - 81.9
32.0%
80 - 80.9
18.0%
Below 80
9.7%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

China
206,263
India
150,542
Vietnam
87,567
Bangladesh
81,713
Indonesia
69,219
Thailand
40,777
Japan
14,972
Pakistan
10,983
Turkey
9,849
Korea
7,374
Other markets
10,160
Total
689419