Production of raw cotton in India 2006-2019

In financial year 2019, cotton production in India amounted to approximately 36 million bales. Favorable trade policies and increasing disposable income led to an increase in cotton production over the years. This matched the growth in its demand in domestic consumption and exports. Along with cotton, man-made fabric production was an important indicator for the country's textile and apparel market.

Production of raw cotton in India from FY 2007 to FY 2019

Production in million bales
FY 2019*36.1
FY 2018*37
FY 2017 35.1
FY 2016 33.8
FY 2015 38.6
FY 2014 39.8
FY 2013 35.6
FY 2012 35.3
FY 2011 33.9
FY 2010 30.5
FY 2009 29
FY 2008 30.7
FY 2007 28
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Sources

Release date

March 2019

Region

India

Survey time period

FY 2007 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

*Data refers to cotton season October-September.

Note: One bale is equal to 170 kilograms.

India's financial year begins in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2017 started in April 2016 and ended in March 2017.

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