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Brazil’s Cotton Industry: Economic Reform and Development

by James Kiawu, Constanza Valdes, and Stephen MacDonald

Outlook No. (CWS-11d-01) 31 pp, June 2011

This report identifies the factors contributing to the cycles in Brazil’s cotton production and exports that have made the country both an important market for U.S. cotton exports and now a competitor with U.S. cotton producers since 1990.

Keywords: Cotton, cotton industry, Brazil, cotton producers, economic reform, production, costs, trade policy, exports, marketing, agricultural policy

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Last updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012

For more information contact: James Kiawu, Constanza Valdes, and Stephen MacDonald