Cotton and Hemp

U.S. Cotton Exports in 2022

Total Export Value
$9.02 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
3 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$6.88 Billion
Compound Average Growth
4.9% (2013-2022)

Top 10 Markets for Cotton in 2022

Market Total Value (USD)
China $2.89 Billion
Vietnam $1.08 Billion
Turkey $1.03 Billion
Pakistan $1.01 Billion
Mexico $527.74 Million
India $493.84 Million
Bangladesh $477.07 Million
Indonesia $233.62 Million
Peru $203.39 Million
Thailand $145.28 Million
Top 10 Cotton Export Markets 2013 - 2022
Annual Cotton Exports 2013 - 2022

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Data and Analysis

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Peru: Cotton Update

Cotton production in Peru is estimated to reach 16,000 MT in CY 2023, increasing 8 percent compared to the previous year.
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Pakistan: Cotton and Products Update

The 2022/23 cotton import forecast is reduced from 5 to 4.5 million bales due to the problems importers are facing in financing imports. Since December 2022, Pakistan’s shortage of dollars has hindered cotton importers’ ability to fulfill payment...
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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.

News and Features

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.

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