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
62.5%
21-3
29.8%
31-3
6.8%
31-4
0.4%
41-4
0.5%

Staple

40 & above
7.4%
39
23.3%
38
34.3%
37
25.2%
36
5.3%
35 & Shorter
4.5%

Micronaire

5.0 - 5.2
6.1%
4.6 - 4.9
46.7%
3.8 - 4.5
43.8%
3.5 - 3.7
2.3%
3.3 - 3.4
0.4%
3.0 - 3.2
0.2%

Strength

34 & above
3.6%
32 - 33.9
32.1%
30.1 - 31.9
49.5%
29.1 - 30
9.5%
28.1 - 29
3.6%
27.1 - 28
1.1%
Below 27
0.6%

Uniformity

Above 84
3.4%
83 - 83.9
13.7%
82 - 82.9
30.4%
81 - 81.9
30.4%
80 - 80.9
15.2%
Below 80
6.9%

Australian Raw Cotton Exports (MT)

Marketing year March - February. Source: ABARE

No Country Detail (suppressed)
419,124
China
196,174
Vietnam
176,950
Bangladesh
83,355
India
28,166
Turkey
28,099
Thailand
23,633
Malaysia
15,452
Indonesia
12,344
Japan
9,963
Other markets
10,516
Total
1003776