Overview of the Market for Cotton (Carded Or Combed) in the United Arab Emirates
In value terms, cotton (carded or combed) production reduced to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, saw a slight expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Cotton (carded or combed) production peaked at $ in 2015; however, from 2016 to , production failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the cotton (carded or combed) market in the United Arab Emirates rose modestly to $ in , growing 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 continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. from 2015 to , the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.