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World Cotton Supply Use

May 2018

WASDE - 577 - 27

World Cotton Supply and Use 1/
(Million 480-Pound Bales)

2018/19 Proj. Beginning Stocks Production Imports Domestic Use Exports Loss /2 Ending Stocks
World Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 88.21 121.19 41.12 125.44 41.12 0.22 83.75
United States Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 4.70 19.50 0.01 3.40 15.50 0.11 5.20
Total Foreign Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 83.51 101.69 41.12 122.04 25.62 0.11 78.55
Major Exporters 4/ Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 30.50 55.24 2.14 34.20 21.69 0.02 31.97
Central Asia 5/ Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 2.77 6.52 3/ 3.66 2.57 0.00 3.06
Afr. Fr. Zone 6/ Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 2.57 5.21 3/ 0.14 4.73 0.00 2.91
S. Hemis 7/ Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 12.30 14.46 0.22 4.54 9.85 0.01 12.59
Australia Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 3.06 4.00 3/ 0.04 4.50 0.00 2.52
Brazil Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 8.08 8.80 0.08 3.45 4.80 0.00 8.70
India Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 12.63 28.50 1.50 25.20 4.25 0.00 13.18
Major Importers 8/ Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 51.08 43.40 36.52 83.78 2.69 0.09 44.45
Mexico Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 0.80 1.60 0.90 1.85 0.55 0.03 0.88
China Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 40.97 27.00 7.00 41.50 0.05 0.00 33.42
European Union 9/ Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 0.38 1.56 0.71 0.74 1.48 0.00 0.42
Turkey Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 1.98 4.30 3.60 7.40 0.35 0.00 2.13
Pakistan Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 2.78 8.80 2.10 10.50 0.25 0.03 2.91
Indonesia Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 0.62 3/ 3.50 3.50 0.01 0.00 0.62
Thailand Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 0.18 3/ 1.08 1.05 0.00 0.03 0.18
Bangladesh Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 1.88 0.14 7.90 7.80 0.00 0.01 2.11
Vietnam Apr NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
May 1.09 3/ 7.70 7.40 0.00 0.00 1.39

1/ Marketing year beginning August 1. Totals may not add exactly and trade may not balance due to rounding and other factors. 2/ Generally reflects cotton lost or destroyed in the marketing channel; for Australia, Brazil, China, and the United States, reflects the difference between implicit stocks based on supply less total use and indicated ending stocks. 3/ Less than 5,000 bales. 4/ Includes Egypt and Syria in addition to the countries and regions listed. 5/ Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 6/ Benin, Burkino Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. 7/ Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Lesotho, Paraguay, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. 8/ In addition to the countries and regions listed, includes Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan. 9/ Includes intra-EU trade.


May 2018

WASDE - 577 - 26

World Cotton Supply and Use 1/
(Million 480-Pound Bales)

2016/17 Beginning Stocks Production Imports Domestic Use Exports Loss /2 Ending Stocks
World 95.00 106.66 37.56 114.76 37.38 0.16 86.92
United States 3.80 17.17 0.01 3.25 14.92 0.06 2.75
Total Foreign 91.20 89.49 37.55 111.51 22.46 0.10 84.17
Major Exporters 4/ 22.66 50.69 3.63 31.98 19.25 0.01 25.75
Central Asia 5/ 2.35 5.99 3/ 2.89 3.02 0.00 2.43
Afr. Fr. Zone 6/ 1.36 5.09 3/ 0.14 4.38 0.01 1.92
S. Hemis 7/ 8.77 12.25 0.37 4.29 7.05 -0.02 10.06
Australia 1.88 4.05 3/ 0.04 3.73 -0.03 2.19
Brazil 5.71 7.02 0.19 3.20 2.79 0.00 6.93
India 9.94 27.00 2.74 24.00 4.55 0.00 11.13
Major Importers 8/ 66.83 35.86 31.78 75.57 2.04 0.09 56.78
Mexico 0.61 0.77 1.00 1.75 0.15 0.03 0.45
China 58.20 22.75 5.03 37.50 0.06 0.00 48.42
European Union 9/ 0.30 1.31 0.70 0.72 1.33 0.00 0.27
Turkey 1.53 3.20 3.68 6.50 0.33 0.00 1.58
Pakistan 2.62 7.70 2.40 10.30 0.13 0.03 2.27
Indonesia 0.53 0.01 3.39 3.30 0.01 0.00 0.62
Thailand 0.20 3/ 1.23 1.20 0.00 0.03 0.20
Bangladesh 1.54 0.13 6.70 6.70 0.00 0.01 1.66
Vietnam 0.78 3/ 5.50 5.40 0.00 0.00 0.88
2017/18 Est.
World 86.92 122.43 39.23 120.74 39.38 0.25 88.21
United States 2.75 20.92 0.01 3.35 15.50 0.13 4.70
Total Foreign 84.17 101.51 39.22 117.39 23.88 0.12 83.51
Major Exporters 4/ 25.75 55.57 2.41 32.75 20.46 0.02 30.50
Central Asia 5/ 2.43 6.47 3/ 3.31 2.83 0.00 2.77
Afr. Fr. Zone 6/ 1.92 5.16 3/ 0.14 4.38 0.00 2.57
S. Hemis 7/ 10.06 14.98 0.21 4.47 8.47 0.01 12.30
Australia 2.19 4.80 3/ 0.04 3.90 0.00 3.06
Brazil 6.93 8.70 0.05 3.40 4.20 0.00 8.08
India 11.13 28.50 1.70 24.20 4.50 0.00 12.63
Major Importers 8/ 56.78 42.94 34.36 80.60 2.30 0.10 51.08
Mexico 0.45 1.56 1.00 1.85 0.33 0.03 0.80
China 48.42 27.50 5.10 40.00 0.05 0.00 40.97
European Union 9/ 0.27 1.54 0.72 0.74 1.41 0.01 0.38
Turkey 1.58 4.00 3.95 7.20 0.35 0.00 1.98
Pakistan 2.27 8.20 2.90 10.40 0.16 0.03 2.78
Indonesia 0.62 3/ 3.40 3.40 0.01 0.00 0.62
Thailand 0.20 3/ 1.05 1.05 0.00 0.03 0.18
Bangladesh 1.66 0.14 7.40 7.30 0.00 0.01 1.88
Vietnam 0.88 3/ 6.80 6.60 0.00 0.00 1.09

1/ Marketing year beginning August 1. Totals may not add exactly and trade may not balance due to rounding and other factors. 2/ Generally reflects cotton lost or destroyed in the marketing channel; for Australia, Brazil, China, and the United States, reflects the difference between implicit stocks based on supply less total use and indicated ending stocks. 3/ Less than 5,000 bales. 4/ Includes Egypt and Syria in addition to the countries and regions listed. 5/ Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 6/ Benin, Burkino Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. 7/ Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Lesotho, Paraguay, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. 8/ In addition to the countries and regions listed, includes Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan. 9/ Includes intra-EU trade.