U.S. Cotton Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$5.68 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
3 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$5.92 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.91% (2012-2021)

Top 10 Markets for Cotton in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
China $1.33 Billion
Vietnam $1.03 Billion
Pakistan $705.75 Million
Turkey $555 Million
Mexico $406.98 Million
Bangladesh $308.94 Million
Indonesia $215.36 Million
India $211.32 Million
South Korea $151.39 Million
Peru $126.38 Million
Top 10 Cotton Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Cotton Exports 2012 - 2021

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Indonesia: Cotton and Products Update

Indonesian cotton imports in 2021/22 increased by 11.7 percent to 2.57 million bales due to increased economic activity following relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. However, due to the global economic slowdown leading to lower demand for Indonesian textiles and products, cotton imports in 2022/23 are forecast to slightly decline to 2.50 million bales.
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News and Features

CONTACT: USDA Press Office, Washington, D.C., July 24, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade...
Contact: USDA Press Phone: (202) 720-4623 Email: WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 – U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level...
United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute (USTR)

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