U.S. Cotton Exports in 2023

Total Export Value
$5.98 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
3 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$6.86 Billion
Compound Average Growth
3.1% (2014-2023)
Market Total Value (USD)
China $1.55 Billion
Pakistan $808.71 Million
Vietnam $750.15 Million
Turkey $673.99 Million
Bangladesh $339.2 Million
Mexico $248.51 Million
India $231.26 Million
Indonesia $195.26 Million
Hong Kong $184.23 Million
Macau $176.68 Million
Top 10 Cotton Export Markets 2014 - 2023
Annual Cotton Exports 2014 - 2023

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Vietnam: Cotton and Products Annual

Vietnam’s cotton imports for marketing year 2024/25 (MY 2024/25) are forecast at 6.8 million bales, up 3 percent over MY 2023/24 based on an expected recovery in global demand for textiles and garments by mid-2024.
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Cotton: World Markets and Trade

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News and Features

For almost 50 years, Bangladesh required U.S. cotton be fumigated because of concerns about the boll weevil. Collaboration between USDA agencies and the Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture resulted in amended import requirements, exempting the United States from the list of countries required to fumigate cotton upon arrival.
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.