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.
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