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
10.3%
21-3
30.5%
31-3
42.8%
31-4
7.9%
41-4
8.1%

Staple

40 & above
13.6%
39
26.0%
38
29.4%
37
20.9%
36
4.8%
35 & Shorter
5.4%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
8.1%
4.6 - 4.9
46.9%
3.8 - 4.5
39.5%
3.5 - 3.7
3.1%
3.3 - 3.4
1.0%
3.0 - 3.2
0.8%

Strength

34 & above
12.6%
32 - 33.9
41.5%
30.1 - 31.9
33.1%
29.1 - 30
7.2%
28.1 - 29
3.3%
27.1 - 28
1.1%
Below 27
1.1%

Uniformity

Above 84
6.0%
83 - 83.9
21.3%
82 - 82.9
32.5%
81 - 81.9
23.2%
80 - 80.9
10.7%
Below 80
6.3%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

No Country Detail (suppressed)
165,228
Bangladesh
156,178
Vietnam
150,630
China
128,400
India
71,530
Turkey
55,761
Thailand
42,015
Indonesia
36,120
Malaysia
16,419
Japan
13,805
Other markets
27,310
Total
863396