ICAC Releases Major Update of Reports on Cotton Statistics, World Trade and Textile Demand

For Immediate Release 


Date Posted: 30 April 2019

Executive Summary

The most recent updates releasedby the ICAC include:

  • ‘Cotton: World Statistics’, which provides world cotton supply/demand statistics since 1920/21 and by country since 1940/41.
  • ‘World Textile Demand’, which provides data and projections of world end-use consumption of textile fibres, cotton mill use, production and trade of cotton yarn and fabric, and production of chemical fibres for more than 100 countries.
  • ‘World Cotton Trade’, which provides information related to trade developments in raw cotton since 1980.
  • A ‘Plenary Package’ that offers savings by bundling the three reports listed above with ‘Outlook for Cotton Supply’.



ICACReleases Major Update of Reports on Cotton Statistics, World Trade and TextileDemand


Regardless of which part of the cotton andtextile supply chain you need information about, you will find it in one of thethree major reports published today by the International Cotton AdvisoryCommittee (ICAC). These comprehensive reports are released each year during theICAC Plenary Meeting, and the data and tables are updated every April.


Cotton: World Statistics’ providesworld cotton supply/demand statistics since 1920/21, and by country since1940/41. It also includes:

·     ·     ·     ·     Comparison of ICAC forecasts since 2001/02 with actual results.


World Textile Demand’ offers informationon world end-use consumption of textile fibres, cotton mill use, trade ofcotton yarn and fabric, and production of chemical yarn for more than 100countries. It also provides data on cotton’s share of the textile market and two-yearprojections for world textile fibre end-use demand.


World Cotton Trade’ highlights major tradedevelopments impacting the raw cotton industry since 1980. It includes analysisof world trade by region; import/export projections by country; matrices oftrade flows; and seasonal estimates of export commitments to date. 


ICAC also offers savings on a package thatincludes all three reports. Subscribers can save money when they order thecomprehensive Plenary Package, whichincludes ‘Cotton: World Statistics’; ‘World Textile Demand’; ‘World CottonTrade; as well as ICAC’s ‘Outlook for Cotton Supply’.


Ifyou are a current subscriber, you may access the data with your log-in emailand password here.


If you want to subscribe to one or all of thepublications, please click here,then click on ‘Paid Publications’.






About theInternational Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

Formed in 1939, the ICAC is an association of cotton producing,consuming and trading countries. It acts as a catalyst for change by helpingmember countries maintain a healthy world cotton economy; provides transparencyto the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technicalinformation on cotton production; and serves as a forum for discussing cottonissues of international significance. The ICAC does not have a role in settingmarket prices or in intervening in market mechanisms. For more information,please visit www.icac.org.