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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. While revenue grew in 2017 due to shortages in the international market, revenue fell in 2015 due to a fall in exports driven by the appreciation of the dollar and a decrease in the price of cotton. Over the five years to 2018, industry revenue is anticipated to rise despite a decline in 2018 brought on by overseas competition and falling cotton subsidies. Therefore, revenue in 2018 is expected to rise to prerecession highs. Industry revenue is boosted by shortages in supply and sensitive to fluctuations in the exchange rate. Over the past five years, export growth has been limited, partly due to the appreciation of the US dollar, as well as normalizing conditions in the global cotton market. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to decline. However, despite small declines in revenue, the number of companies in the industry is expected to plummet as low subsidies drive cotton farms to consolidate.

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 (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Trade-weighted index
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • 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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