Cote d'Ivoire: Cotton and Products Annual

  |   IV2021-0001
Post forecasts market year (MY) 2021/22 cotton fiber production will reach record levels for a fourth consecutive year, at 1.1 million bales (480 lb.). MY 2020/21 production is estimated at 1.0 million bales. Post projects MY 2021/22 exports will remain strong at 1.15 million bales. Exports in the current campaign are estimated to surge to a record 1.2 million bales as shipments of fiber cotton slowed in the latter half of MY 2019/20, resulting in a larger carryover stock level and greater exportable supply. These figures would firmly establish the country as the second-largest cotton producer and exporter in Sub-Saharan Africa through the MY 2021/22 campaign.