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
13.5%
21-3
29.9%
31-3
45.2%
31-4
3.1%
41-4
8.3%

Staple

40 & Above
6.8%
39
26.2%
38
39.0%
37
23.2%
36
3.3%
35 & Shorter
1.6%
0.0%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
0.5%
4.6 - 4.9
24.7%
3.8 - 4.5
68.9%
3.5 - 3.7
4.5%
3.3 - 3.4
0.9%
3.0 - 3.2
0.4%

Strength

34 & above
1.0%
32 - 33.9
16.2%
30.1 - 31.9
52.8%
29.1 - 30
20.1%
28.1 - 29
8.1%
27.1 - 28
1.4%
Below 27
0.3%

Uniformity

Above 84
0.8%
83 - 83.9
6.8%
82 - 82.9
28.1%
81 - 81.9
36.7%
80 - 80.9
20.4%
Below 80
7.2%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

China
272,760
Vietnam
61,862
Indonesia
46,779
Thailand
28,462
India
15,966
Bangladesh
15,121
Malaysia
14,995
Korea
10,703
Japan
10,577
Pakistan
2,213
Other markets
2,905
Total
482343