ICAC Secretariat Releases 2021 Reports on World Cotton Statistics, Cotton Trade and Textile Demand

 

For Immediate Release 
 
Date Posted: 6 May 2021
 
 
Executive Summary
 
The ICAC Secretariat Reports include the release of:

  • ‘World Cotton Statistics’, a very large Excel spreadsheet with some information dating back to the 1920/21 season
  • ‘World Cotton Trade’, which contains data on raw cotton dating back more than 40 years
  • ‘World Textile Demand’, which provides analyses of world consumption of textile fibres, mill use and trade of cotton yarn and fabric and production of chemical yarn for more than 100 countries


ICAC Secretariat Releases 2021 Reports on World Cotton Statistics, Cotton Trade and Textile Demand

Every year, the cotton and textile industries eagerly await the release of three major annual publications from the Secretariat of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC):

1) World Cotton Statistics. Available on a USB drive, this huge Excel spreadsheet provides: 

  • World cotton supply/demand statistics since 1920/21 (by country since 1940/41),
  • Production, area, yield, consumption, imports, exports and stocks,
  • Five-year projections,
  • Monthly and seasonal average prices of cotton and polyester,
  • Comparison of ICAC forecasts since 2001/02 with actual results, and
  • It also includes an overview of factors affecting world cotton prices; changes in world stocks and government policies affecting trade; and statistics on aggregate world cotton supply and use.

2) World Cotton Trade, which offers:

  • Trade developments in raw cotton since 1980,
  • Analysis of world trade by region,
  • Import/export projections for approximately 50 countries,
  • Matrices of trade flows,
  • Seasonal estimates of export commitments to date,
  • Data on trade for all partner countries for each reporting country, and
  • Information on the value of cotton lint traded, with the data sets already been updated for the past six seasons for each of the reporting countries (new for the 2021 issue). 

3)  World Textile Demand, which includes:

  • Comprehensive analyses and projections of world end-use consumption of textile fibres, mill use and trade of cotton yarn and fabric and production of chemical yarn for over 100 countries,
  • Provides analysis on events that have an impact on world textile demand and cotton’s share of the textile market, and
  • World textile fibre end-use demand with 5-year projections. 

Subscribers who purchase the Statistics, Trade and Textile Demand reports will get the mid-year update, which is typically released at the beginning of the ICAC Plenary Meeting, at no additional charge.

To purchase one or more of the above publications, please click here, then click ‘Paid Publications’ and select the publication you want.

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About the International 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 helping member countries maintain a healthy world cotton economy; provides transparency to the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production; and serves as a forum for discussing cotton issues of international significance. The ICAC does not have a role in setting market prices or in intervening in market mechanisms. For more information, please visit www.icac.org.