Cotton and Products

An Expert's View about Cotton in Australia

Posted on: 29 Sep 2012

Despite heavy rains and flooding earlier in the season, cotton yields have been higher than previously anticipated.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 9/10/2012 GAIN Report Number: AS1217 Australia Post: Canberra Cotton and Products Voluntary - September 2012 Report Categories: Cotton and Products Approved By: Joe Carroll, Agricultural Counselor Prepared By: Joe Carroll, Agricultural Counselor Report Highlights: Despite heavy rains and flooding earlier in the season, cotton yields have been higher than previously anticipated. Consequently, Post's estimated 2011/12 cotton production has been increased to 5.2 million bales. Production, Supply and Demand Data Statistics : Cotton 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 A Market Year Begin: Aug 2010 Market Year Begin: Aug 2011 Market Year Begin: Aug 2012 ustralia USDA Official New Post USDA Official New Post USDA Official New Post Area Planted 0 0 0 0 0 Area Harvested 544 544 580 580 475 475 Beginning Stocks 749 749 2,550 2,550 3,310 3,310 Production 4,200 4,200 5,200 5,200 4,250 4,250 Imports 0 0 0 0 0 0 MY Imports from U.S. 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total Supply 4,949 4,949 7,750 7,750 7,560 7,560 Exports 2,509 2,509 4,550 4,550 4,200 4,200 Use 40 40 40 40 40 40 Loss -150 -150 -150 -150 -150 -150 Total Dom. Cons. -110 -110 -110 -110 -110 -110 Ending Stocks 2,550 2,550 3,310 3,310 3,470 3,470 Total Distribution 4,949 4,949 7,750 7,750 7,560 7,560 1000 HA, 1000 480 lb. Bales, PERCENT, KG/HA Recent Reports from FAS/Canberra The reports listed below can all be downloaded from the FAS website at: http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Lists/Advanced%20Search/AllItems.aspx. Title of Report Date Livestock and Products Annual 2012 08/27/12 FAIRS Country Report 2012 08/21/12 Exporter Guide 2012 08/14/12 Stone Fruit Annual 2012 08/06/12 Grain and Feed Update – August 2012 08/03/12 Biofuels Annual 2012 06/27/12 Retail Sector Report 06/11/12 Dairy and Products Semi Annual 2012 05/07/12 Sugar Annual 2012 04/10/12 Cotton and Products Annual 2012 03/29/12 Grain and Feed Annual 2012 03/20/12 Wine Annual 2012 03/15/12
Posted: 29 September 2012

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