Overview of the Market for Cotton Lint And Cotton Seed in Algeria
In value terms, cotton lint and cotton seed production rose slightly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production enjoyed a prominent expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, and cotton seed production hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.
In 2019, the average cotton lint and cotton seed yield in Algeria totaled kg per ha, approximately reflecting the previous year. Overall, the yield recorded 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 2019, approx. ha of cotton lint were harvested in Algeria; almost unchanged from 2018. Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern.
The revenue of the market for cotton lint in Algeria shrank to $ in 2019, waning by -% against 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). In general, consumption, however, saw a abrupt decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2015 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.