Overview of the Market for Cotton (Carded Or Combed) in Finland
In value terms, cotton (carded or combed) production expanded remarkably to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. from 2013 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the cotton (carded or combed) market in Finland expanded rapidly to $ in , with an increase of % 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, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. from 2013 to , the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.