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
44.2%
21-3
31.6%
31-3
19.2%
31-4
0.6%
41-4
4.5%

Staple

40 & Above
11.8%
39
34.9%
38
34.5%
37
16.2%
36
2.3%
35 & Shorter
0.3%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
5.8%
4.6 - 4.9
55.3%
3.8 - 4.5
37.2%
3.5 - 3.7
1.2%
3.3 - 3.4
0.2%
3.0 - 3.2
0.2%

Strength

34 & above
5.0%
32 - 33.9
25.4%
30.1 - 31.9
37.1%
29.1 - 30
21.9%
28.1 - 29
9.3%
27.1 - 28
0.9%
Below 27
0.3%

Uniformity

Above 84
4.0%
83 - 83.9
24.7%
82 - 82.9
32.2%
81 - 81.9
23.1%
80 - 80.9
14.3%
Below 80
1.7%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

China
734,063
Indonesia
82,931
Thailand
77,922
Korea, Republic of
58,992
Bangladesh
49,604
Vietnam
38,151
Pakistan
21,977
Japan
15,414
Malaysia
10,143
India
9,645
Other markets
13,680
Total
1112522