Egypt: Cotton and Products Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   EG2024-0009
Egyptian cotton production in marketing year (MY) 2024/25, the period from August 2024 to July 2025, is forecast at 310,000 bales, down 40,000 bales from MY2023/24, driven by a 4-percent drop in harvested area and lower input use, impacting yields. Imports are forecast at 450,000 bales, down 50,000 bales on lower exportable supplies from Sudan. MY2024/25 domestic mill use is forecast higher at 600,000 bales, up 20 percent, based on a projected recovery in global textile and garment demand and expanded spinning and weaving capacity in Egypt. Post forecasts MY2024/25 exports higher at 184,000 bales, down 66,000 bales from MY2023/24 due to steady demand which is capped by a government export ban. MY2024/25 ending stocks are forecast to fall to 416,000 bales down 24,000 bales from MY2023/24 USDA official estimates.

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