Cotton and Wool Outlook No. (CWS-11h) 17 pp

October 2011

Foreign Cotton Consumption/Production Gap Reduced

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton projections for 2011/12 indicate that the gap between foreign consumption and production is projected to decrease significantly this season and fall below 5 million bales for the first time since 2004/05 (fig. 1).

Keywords: forecast; imports; exports; textile; fiber; supply & use; bales; cotton; trade deficit

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Last updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011

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