Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-739) 155 pp

July 1996

The Cotton Industry In The United States

The United States produces nearly 20 percent of the world's cotton and ranks second to China as the largest producing country. While over 80 countries produce cotton, the United States, China, India, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan (former Soviet republic) produce about 74 percent of the total world cotton supply.

Keywords: cotton, trade policy, fiber, world cotton

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