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
23.6%
21-3
20.4%
31-3
41.4%
31-4
4.0%
41-4
10.6%

Staple

40 & Above
3.7%
39
19.2%
38
33.5%
37
29.9%
36
10.5%
35 & Shorter
3.3%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
0.4%
4.6 - 4.9
28.4%
3.8 - 4.5
62.7%
3.5 - 3.7
5.0%
3.3 - 3.4
1.7%
3.0 - 3.2
1.8%

Strength

34 & above
3.1%
32 - 33.9
24.4%
30.1 - 31.9
44.1%
29.1 - 30
14.0%
28.1 - 29
11.5%
27.1 - 28
2.3%
Below 27
0.6%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

China
549,479
Indonesia
95,561
Thailand
73,255
Korea, Republic of
31,990
Bangladesh
40,871
Japan
21,646
Vietnam
11,265
Pakistan
15,554
Hong Kong
6,543
Malaysia
9,343
Other markets
23,888
Total
879395