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World cotton prices 1990-2018

Price of cotton worldwide from 1990 to 2018 (in U.S. cents per pound)*

by M. Shahbandeh, last edited Aug 9, 2019
World cotton prices 1990-2018 In the 2018 calendar year, the global average price of cotton - from a selection of the principal upland cottons - stood at 87.8 U.S. cents per pound. The global price of cotton was at its peak in the 2011 crop year, with an average price of 155.7 cents per pound.
Cotton in the U.S.

The average farm price in the United States received by cotton growers, has been growing in the past few years. The United States is the leading global cotton exporter, and is among the leading cotton producers worldwide after India and China. As of 2017/2018, the United States produced about 17 percent of cotton globally.

Cottonseeds market

Worldwide cottonseed production amounted to about 43.5 million metric tons in 2018/2019, decreasing from around 45 million metric tons in the previous year. In that year, India and China were by far the main cottonseed producers worldwide, followed by Pakistan and Brazil.
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Price of cotton worldwide from 1990 to 2018 (in U.S. cents per pound)*

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