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
9.2%
21-3
11.8%
31-3
43.0%
31-4
1.1%
41-4
34.9%

Staple

40 & Above
4.5%
39
26.2%
38
40.1%
37
23.3%
36
3.8%
35 & Shorter
2.2%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
4.3%
4.6 - 4.9
50.3%
3.8 - 4.5
41.2%
3.5 - 3.7
3.1%
3.3 - 3.4
0.7%
3.0 - 3.2
0.4%

Strength

34 & above
1.8%
32 - 33.9
22.5%
30.1 - 31.9
52.0%
29.1 - 30
14.6%
28.1 - 29
8.0%
27.1 - 28
1.0%
Below 27
0.3%

Uniformity

Above 84
0.7%
83 - 83.9
8.1%
82 - 82.9
24.5%
81 - 81.9
36.2%
80 - 80.9
22.4%
Below 80
8.1%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

China
492,372
Vietnam
78,000
Indonesia
77,286
Thailand
58,215
Korea, Republic of
51,250
Bangladesh
46,164
India
26,181
Malaysia
20,787
Japan
14,553
Pakistan
8,911
Other markets
10,573
Total
884292