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
36.4%
21-3
31.0%
31-3
23.2%
31-4
1.0%
41-4
7.3%

Staple

40 & above
6.0%
39
24.6%
38
35.8%
37
23.9%
36
5.8%
35 & Shorter
4.0%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
1.0%
4.6 - 4.9
35.4%
3.8 - 4.5
59.5%
3.5 - 3.7
2.6%
3.3 - 3.4
0.8%
3.0 - 3.2
0.6%

Strength

34 & above
0.6%
32 - 33.9
11.9%
30.1 - 31.9
49.4%
29.1 - 30
23.7%
28.1 - 29
10.6%
27.1 - 28
2.5%
Below 27
1.3%

Uniformity

Above 84
1.5%
83 - 83.9
9.9%
82 - 82.9
28.9%
81 - 81.9
32.0%
80 - 80.9
18.0%
Below 80
9.7%