Overview of the Market for Cotton Lint And Cotton Seed in Gambia
In value terms, cotton lint and cotton seed production dropped sharply to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a dramatic slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Cotton lint and cotton seed production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
In 2019, the average yield of cotton lint in Gambia was estimated at kg per ha, approximately reflecting 2018 figures. In general, the yield continues to indicate 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 Gambia; flattening at the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the market for cotton lint in Gambia contracted markedly to $ in 2019, falling 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). Over the period under review, consumption saw a dramatic shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.