Overview of the Market for Cotton Lint And Cotton Seed in Brazil
In value terms, cotton lint and cotton seed production expanded markedly to $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Overall, production enjoyed buoyant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2012 to 2018, and cotton seed production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
In 2018, the average cotton lint and cotton seed yield in Brazil amounted to kg per ha, flattening at the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield showed 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 2018, the total area harvested in terms of cotton lint production in Brazil stood at ha, stabilizing at 2017. In general, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern.
The revenue of the market for cotton lint in Brazil fell slightly to $ in 2018, stabilizing at 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 continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2012 to 2018, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.