U.S. Cotton Exports in 2022

Total Export Value
$8.92 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
3 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$6.85 Billion
Compound Average Growth
4.8% (2013-2022)

Top 10 Markets for Cotton in 2022

Market Total Value (USD)
China $2.86 Billion
Vietnam $1.07 Billion
Turkey $1 Billion
Pakistan $998.31 Million
Mexico $527.79 Million
India $491.69 Million
Bangladesh $469.84 Million
Indonesia $232.99 Million
Peru $200.84 Million
Thailand $146.19 Million
Top 10 Cotton Export Markets 2013 - 2022
Annual Cotton Exports 2013 - 2022

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Data and Analysis

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Pakistan: Cotton and Products Update

No significant changes are made to the cotton supply and demand outlook. The 2023/24 cotton production forecast is unchanged at 6.5 million bales, total use is 10 million bales, and the import forecast remains 4.2 million bales.
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Turkiye: Cotton and Products Update

Turkiye’s cotton production in marketing year (MY) 2023/24 is forecast to decrease to 695,000 metric tons (MT; 3.19 million bales), since farmers chose to plant less cotton in response to decreasing cotton prices and rising input costs.
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India: Cotton and Products Update

FAS Mumbai forecasts marketing year (MY) 2023/24 India cotton production at 26 million 480 lb. bales on 12.7 million hectares area planted, unchanged from the previous forecast.

News and Features

May is World Trade Month, and USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service is marking the occasion by sharing some of the most recent facts and figures about U.S. agricultural trade.
The American agricultural sector posted its best export year ever in 2022 with international sales of U.S. farm and food products reaching $196 billion.
CONTACT: USDA Press Office, press@oc.usda.gov 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...

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