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World & US Cotton Supply Use

May 2018

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World and U.S. Supply and Use for Cotton 1/
Million 480-lb. Bales

Output Total Supply Trade 2/ Total Use 3/ Ending Stocks
World 2016/17 106.66 201.66 37.38 114.76 86.92

2017/18 (Est.) 122.43 209.35 39.38 120.74 88.21

2018/19 (Proj.) Apr NA NA NA NA NA

2018/19 (Proj.) May 121.19 209.39 41.12 125.44 83.75
United States 2016/17 17.17 20.98 14.92 3.25 2.75

2017/18 (Est.) 20.92 23.68 15.50 3.35 4.70

2018/19 (Proj.) Apr NA NA NA NA NA

2018/19 (Proj.) May 19.50 24.21 15.50 3.40 5.20
Foreign 4/ 2016/17 89.49 180.68 22.46 111.51 84.17

2017/18 (Est.) 101.51 185.67 23.88 117.39 83.51

2018/19 (Proj.) Apr NA NA NA NA NA

2018/19 (Proj.) May 101.69 185.19 25.62 122.04 78.55

1/ Marketing year beginning August 1. 2/ Based on export estimate. 3/ Includes mill use only. 4/ Total Foreign is equal to world minus United States. See global cotton tables for treatment of export/import imbalances.