Cottonseed Market in the United States
In value terms, cottonseed production shrank to $ in . The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of %. Cottonseed production peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , production failed to regain momentum.
The average yield of cottonseed in the United States amounted to less than kg per ha in , almost unchanged from figures. Over the period under review, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , approx. less than ha of cottonseed were harvested in the United States; therefore, remained relatively stable against figures. Overall, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.
The size of the cottonseed market in the United States declined slightly to $ in , approximately mirroring the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.