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Cotton Farming in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Cotton Farming in the US

The Cotton Farming industry has experienced extremely volatile operating conditions over the past five years, and has experienced declines in revenue during the period. Due to large-scale fluctuations in demand and prices, industry profit margins have remained volatile, largely as the result of falling cotton prices. Furthermore, industry exports declined, partly due to the appreciation of the US dollar, as well as normalizing conditions in the global cotton market. Over the next five years, however, the industry is expected to return to modest growth, as the world price of cotton begins to stabilize after years of volatility. Barring any significant shocks, such as trade bans or floods, industry revenue is expected to slightly rise.

Farms in this industry primarily grow cotton, which is typically used in textile manufacturing, while the plant’s cottonseed is exploited for its oil and used in some livestock feeds. Moreover, at least half of all cotton produced domestically is exported to overseas textile producers.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017-18)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Trade-weighted index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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