World Cotton Statistics

Economics & Statistics




World Cotton Statistics is on free access at
From there, select the tab "World Cotton Statistics" on the top menue. 

World Cotton Statitics is linked to the ICAC Data Portal, whichc means that it is updated at least once a month. The large Excel spreadsheet includes: 

- World cotton supply/demand statistics since 1920/21 and by country since 1940/41 to date.
- Production, area, yield, consumption, imports, exports and stocks.
- Five-year projections. Monthly and seasonal average prices of cotton and polyester;
- Comparison of ICAC forecasts since 2001/02 with actual results. 

It provides as well:

- An overview of factors affecting world cotton prices including the outlook for production and consumption in major countries,
- Changes in world stocks and government policies affecting trade in cotton and textile.  
- Statistics on aggregate world cotton supply and use, with forecast of average prices for the following season.

Publisher: International Cotton Advisory Committee - ICAC