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
32.3%
21-3
20.3%
31-3
33.4%
31-4
1.3%
41-4
12.6%

Staple

40 & Above
1.5%
39
14.0%
38
37.5%
37
38.7%
36
7.2%
35 & Shorter
1.2%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
0.1%
4.6 - 4.9
24.2%
3.8 - 4.5
65.5%
3.5 - 3.7
7.3%
3.3 - 3.4
2.0%
3.0 - 3.2
1.0%

Strength

34 & above
0.2%
32 - 33.9
3.9%
30.1 - 31.9
24.2%
29.1 - 30
30.5%
28.1 - 29
34.6%
27.1 - 28
5.3%
Below 27
1.4%

Uniformity

Above 84
0.6%
83 - 83.9
7.5%
82 - 82.9
18.9%
81 - 81.9
36.2%
80 - 80.9
27.5%
Below 80
9.3%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

China
842,608
Indonesia
105,451
Thailand
89,478
Korea, Republic of
53,897
Bangladesh
37,958
Pakistan
23,179
Vietnam
22,979
India
15,153
Japan
13,713
Malaysia
12,989
Other markets
18,983
Total
1236388