Secretariat Papers on Cotton

 Cotton Price Volatility (734.92 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. Invited Seminar at USDA Economists Group. 20 November 2012. Washington, DC.

 Report on Identity Cottons (639.78 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. 2nd Open Session. 71st ICAC Plenary Meeting. 8 October 2012. Interlaken, Switzerland.

 ICAC Outlook for Cotton and its Value Chain (3.79 MB)
Alejandro Plastina. Texas International Cotton School. 10 August, 2012. Lubbock, TX

 ICAC Seminar: New York Cotton Futures Contract (3.14 MB)
Mr. O’Neill, Chairman of the Cotton Committee, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). 6 June, 2012. Offices of the ICAC, Washington DC

 Algodón Extra-Fino Peruano en el Mercado Global (787.77 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. Mayo 2012. República del Perú

 Perspectivas del Mercado Algodonero Mundial (518.66 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. Gobernación de Caaguazú. 10 de abril de 2012. República del Paraguay

 A Pass-through Analysis of the Cotton Supply Chain (715.05 KB)
Jon Devine and Alejandro Plastina. January 2012. Beltwide Cotton Conferences

 Apparel fiber consumption: a population story? (347.65 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. Cotton: Review of the World Situation 65(2): 22-24, Nov-Dec 2011.

 Future Cotton Scenario and Africa’s Position (158.41 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. International Conference for East African Cotton, Textile and Apparel (CTA) Value Chain to Develop Competitiveness. 2 November, 2011. Mombasa, Kenya,

 Situación del Mercado Algodonero Mundial (365.55 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. 4-7 de octubre de 2011. Chaco y Santa Fe, Argentina,

 Comparisons of Price Movements in Cotton and Other Commodities (175.19 KB)
Alejandro Plastina. Seminar on Cotton Price Volatility. 8 February, 2011. World Bank, Washington, DC

 Pass-Through Analysis of Cotton Prices (540.65 KB)
Jon Devine and Alejandro Plastina. ITMF Conference "Textile Value Chain". 10 January, 2011. New York

PDF Paper 3/2011: Seminario Técnico Internacional sobre el Cultivo del Algodonero (2.2MB) Alejandro Plastina Barranquilla, Colombia 20 de mayo de 2011
PDF Paper 2/2011: World Cotton Market Prospects: Slow Growth in Yields to Result in Higher Average Prices (147K) Terry Townsend PCI Consulting Group American Plyester Industry Conference 2011 Houston, Texas, USA 16 February, 2011
PDF Paper 1/2011: Volatility in Prices of Cotton and Other Commodities (1.5MB) Alejandro Plastina and Dingxiaoz Ding A preliminary version of this study was presented at the ICAC Standing Committee Meeting N507 on November 23, 2010 in Washington DC
PDF Volatility in Prices of Cotton and Other Commodities(651K) ICAC Secretariat Presented to the 507th Meeting of the Standing Committee Washington DC 23 November, 2010
PDF Outlook for Cotton Supply and Use (127K) Andrei Guitchounts Moscow, Russia 18 May, 2010
PDF Cotton: Spot Prices Become More Responsive to Futures Prices (70K) Alejandro Plastina A summary of this article will be published in “Cotton: Review of the World Situation” Volume 63, Number 1, September-October 2009.
PDF Global Context of Cotton Production (360K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the World Organic Cotton Congress Interlaken, Switzerland 23-25 September, 2009
PDF Situation et perspectives du marché mondial du coton(389K) Armelle Gruere Presented to AFCOT Montreux, Switzerland 9 October, 2009
PDF Open-End Versus Ring Spun Cotton Yarns (28K) Alejandro Plastina Extract from ICAC’s World Textile Demand, September 2009
PDF The International Cotton Market: Major Challenges — Overview of the World Cotton Industry (104K) Terry Townsend Remarks prepared for delivery during The Multilateral Trading System: a US-Africa Dialogue on Cotton Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC 20 July 2009
PDF Outlook for World Cotton Supply and Use (216K) Armelle Gruere Presented to Eurocoton 49th General Assembly Paris, France 26 June, 2009
PDF The World Cotton Situation(100K) Terry Townsend Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton 11th Round of Consultations WTO Headquarters, Geneva 24 April 2009
PDF Child Labor in the Cotton and Textile Sectors (180K) Alejandro Plastina Presented at the conference “Fashionably and ethically in the textile and clothing sector” Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Technical University of Lódz, Poland 17 March 2009.
PDF Privatization/Liberalization of the African Cotton Sector and Competitive Production (31K) ICAC Secretariat Report on Round Table Discussion at the 6th Annual Congress of the African Cotton Association (ACA) Lusaka, Zambia 13-15 March, 2008
PDF Government Support to the Cotton Industry (40K) ICAC Secretariat Presented to the 493rd Meeting of the Standing Committee Washington DC 29 May, 2008
PDF Outlook for World Cotton Supply and Use (748K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 84th Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association Amelia Island, Florida 23 May, 2008
PDF World Cotton Outlook and Production Costs (293K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the 9th Meeting of the Southern and Eastern African Cotton Forum (SEACF) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 7-8 April, 2008
PDF Update on Costs of Producing Cotton in the World (217K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the 29th International Cotton Conference Bremen, Germany 3-5 April, 2008
PDF Speculation and Cotton Prices(101K) Alejandro Plastina This article will be published in “Cotton: Review of the World Situation” Volume 61, Number 4 March-April 2008
PDF Cotton Production Prospects in Selected Foreign Countries(82K) Alejandro Plastina Paper presented at the 2008 Agricultural Outlook Forum – Energizing Rural America in the Global Marketplace Washington DC, USA 21-22 February, 2008
PDF Structural Changes in the World Cotton Market Linked to the End of MFA Quotas(98K) Alejandro Plastina Paper presented at the USDA/ERS conference “The End of the Multifiber Arrangement: Impact on Developed and Developing Countries” Washington DC, USA 31 January, 2008
PDF Technical Change in Seed Cotton Production (186K) Alejandro Plastina and M. Rafiq Chaudhry Paper presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences Nashville, Tennessee, USA 8-11 January, 2008
PDF Outlook for Cotton Production and Developments in Production Research (41K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the UNCTAD/UNDP Workshop on Enhancing the Cotton Value Chain in Africa Through Trade and Investment with a Special Emphasis on Regional and South-South Cooperation. Bamako, Mali. 11-12 December, 2007
PDF Effects of Eliminating Government Measures in Cotton (66K) Alejandro Plastina Paper presented at the 66th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee in Izmir, Turkey, October, 2007
PDF The Uzbek and Central Asian Cotton Industries: Building on a Successful History to Create a Better Future (30K) Terry Townsend Presented at the 4th International Cotton and Textile Conference. Tashkent, Uzbekistan 17-19 September, 2007
PDF World Cotton Market: Demand Growth Continues — Russian (593K) Andrei Guitchounts Presented at the 4th International Cotton and Textile Conference. Tashkent, Uzbekistan 17-19 September, 2007
PDF 2007/08 World Cotton Outlook (62K) Armelle Gruere Presented to the 9th International Cotton Conference. Gdansk, Poland 6-7 September, 2007
PDF Africa’s Cotton in the World(178K) Gérald Estur Presented at the Seminar on Cotton in Africa. Arusha 6-8 September 2007
PDF Trends in World Cotton Prices: Structural Change Leading to Lower Real World Cotton Prices (500K) Terry Townsend Remarks prepared for delivery during the Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton, 8th Round of Consultations. WTO Headquarters, Geneva 18 June 2007
PDF The World Cotton Situation — Projections to 2020 (77K) Terry Townsend and Armelle Gruere Presented at the 83rd Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association. Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas 24-26 May, 2007
PDF Biotechnology Applications in Cotton: Concerns and Challenges (291K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the Regional Consultation on Biotech Cotton for Risk Assessment and Opportunities for Small Scale Cotton Growers (CFC/ICAC 34FT). Faisalabad, Pakistan. 6-8 March, 2007
PDF Outlook for Cotton Supply and Use (123K) Andrei Guitchounts Presented at the International Textile Conference. Chimkent, Kazakhstan. 25 October, 2006.
PDF Outlook on World Cotton Trade (123K) Armelle Gruere Presented to the Conseil d’administration de la COPACO. Paris, France. 11 October, 2006.
PDF Cotton Research: World Situation (430K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented to the 50th Anniversary of the National Cotton Project, Sáenz Peña, Chaco, Argentina. 18 September, 2006
PDF Investigación en Algodón: Situación en el Mundo (156K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented to the 50th Anniversary of the National Cotton Project, Sáenz Peña, Chaco, Argentina. 18 September, 2006
PDF The World Cotton Outlook(248K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 82nd Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association. 11-13 May, 2006.
PDF The World Cotton Outlook(182K) Terry Townsend Presented to the IWTO Wool Forum Biella, Italy. 29 November 2005.
PDF Cotton Prices (319K) Gérald Estur Presented at the International Task Force on Commodity Risk Management (ITF) Interlaken, Switzerland. May 18, 2005.
PDF The World Cotton Outlook(825K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 81st Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association. 5-7 May, 2005.
PDF Séminaire introductif à la gestion des risques de prix du coton (227K) Gérald Estur Cotonou; Bénin. 12 avril 2004
PDF Situation et perspectives du marché mondial du coton(221K) Gérald Estur 8 avril 2005
PDF Situation et perspectives du marché mondial du coton(979K) Gérald Estur Communication présentée lors du séminaire annuel de l’Association Cotonnière Africaine à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso le 10 mars 2005.
PDF The Competitiveness of African Cotton in the World Market (21K) Gérald Estur Paper published in Cotton Outlook, Special Feature March 2005, “Cotton in Africa”
PDF La compétitivité du coton africain dans le marché mondial (22K) Gérald Estur Paper published in Cotton Outlook, Special Feature March 2005, “Cotton in Africa”
PDF Is West African Cotton Competitive with the U.S. on the World Cotton Market?(319K) Gérald Estur Presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference 7 January 2005.
PDF Cost of Production in USA and Other Countries (195K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Beltwide Cotton Conferences. 7 January, 2005.
PDF Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton: How Soon a Reality?(59K) Terry Townsend Presented at the Beltwide Conference. 6 January, 2005.
PDF Proposal for Future Actions in respect of the Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC) (27K) Andrew Macdonald Expert Panel – International Cotton Advisory Committee
PDF Cotton Breeding at Crossroads (83K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the Interregional Cooperative Cotton Research Network for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions meeting held at Thessaloniki, Greece from September 30 to October 2, 2004.
PDF Cotton Supplies Expanding(51K) Terry Townsend Presented at the Liverpool Cotton Conference 8 October, 2004.
PDF Statement for the CICCA 2004 Plenary Meeting (28K) Terry Townsend Presented 8 October, 2004.
PDF Cotton Price Forecasts: What Has the ICAC Learned and What Can Industry Expect? (524K) Terry Townsend Presented to the Centenary Conference of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation, Lucerne, Switzerland 26 September, 2004.
PDF Commodity Risk Management Approaches for Cotton in West Africa — Updated (147K) Gérald Estur Study for the Commodity Risk Management Group of the World Bank 22 June, 2004.
PDF Commodity Profile: Cotton(36K) Gérald Estur General Paper June 2004.
PDF Competitiveness in the World Cotton Industry (444K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 36th World Farmers’ Congress. Washington, DC. 29 May – 04 June, 2004.
PDF The World Cotton Market: A Long-Term Outlook (212K) Carlos Valderrama Presented at The WTO African Regional Workshop on Cotton, Cotonou, Benin March 23-24, 2004
PDF La volatilité des prix sur le marché mondial du coton(94K) Gérald Estur Communication présentée lors du séminaire technique de l’Association Cotonnière Africaine le 5 mars 2004 à Dakar, Sénégal.
PDF World Extra-Fine Cotton Outlook (606K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 5th U.S. Pima Industry Seminar. San Diego, California 19-20 February, 2004.
PDF Quality Requirements for U.S. Cotton Exports (51K) Gérald Estur Presented at the Quality Measurements Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, San Antonio, Texas 8 January, 2004.
PDF Developments in World Fiber Consumption Pattern: An Overview of 1996 and 2000 FAO/ICAC Fibre Consumption Survey (11K) Gérald Estur and Carlos Valderrama Presented at the China Cotton Conference, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan. October 27, 2003.
PDF Current Developments in the World Cotton Market and Short-term Outlook (23K) Gérald Estur Presented at the China Cotton Conference, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan. October 27, 2003.
PDF Impacts of Government Measures on African Cotton Producers (75K) Terry Townsend A statement by the Executive Director of the ICAC before the annual session of the Trade and Development Board, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 13 October 2003
PDF Subsidies Beyond 2006 (78K) Terry Townsend Presented to the Liverpool Cotton Association, 2 October 2003. Liverpool, United Kingdom.
PDF Lower Long Run Average Cotton Prices (84K) Terry Townsend Presented at the IV Brazilian Cotton Congress. 15-18 September, 2003. Goiania, Brazil.
PDF New Directions in Cotton Production Research (277K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the IV Brazilian Cotton Congress. 15-18 September, 2003. Goiania, Brazil.
PDF Cotton Tomorrow (150K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the International Technical Seminar on Cotton. August 8-9, 2003, Bogota, Colombia
PDF La compétitivité du coton de la zone franc dans le marché mondial (180K) Gérald Estur Communication présentée lors de la Réunion Ministérielle de Concertation Régionale sur la filière coton dans la zone UEMOA le 18 juin 2003 à Ouagadougou.
PDF World Cotton Production to Climb Next Two Seasons(45K) Terry Townsend 79th Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association. May 22-24, 2003, Ritz-Carlton, Boston, MA, USA.
PDF Le coton africain dans le marché mondial (118K) Gérald Estur Communication présentée lors du premier séminaire de l’Association Cotonnière Africain le 3 mars 2003 à Bamako.
PDF Trends in Non-U.S. Production and Consumption: Increasing Globalization(239K) Terry Townsend Beltwide Cotton Economics and Marketing Conference, Nashville, TN, USA. 11 January, 2003.
PDF Impact of Genetically Engineered Cotton in the World (305K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the 2nd Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network, 14-16 November 2002, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
PDF Government Measures and the World Cotton Industry(183K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 11th Australian Cotton Conference, 13-15 August 2002, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
PDF Toward a Lower Long Run Average Cotton Price (279K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 78th Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association, May 30-June 1, 2002, Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
PDF Cost of Production of Raw Cotton (56K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Presented at the III Brazilian Cotton Congress, August 31, 2001.Campo Grande, Brazil.
PDF Mercado mundial de algodão: Mais preços baixos no horizonte (261K) Carlos Valderrama Estudo apresentado em 31 de agosto de 2001 durante o III Congresso Brasileiro do Algodão. Campo Grande, Brasil.
PDF The World Cotton Outlook: Continued Below-Average Prices (68K) Terry Townsend 77th Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association. May 3-5, 2001. The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia, USA.
PDF New Developments in Non-US Cotton Production and Consumption (51K) Terry Townsend USDA Outlook Conference, Crystal City, VA, USA. 23 February, 2001.
PDF World Cotton Market Conditions (85K) Terry Townsend Beltwide Cotton Economics and Marketing Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA. 12 January, 2001.
PDF New Frontiers in Cotton Production (23K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Inter Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions. Adana, Turkey. 20-24 September, 2000.
PDF World Cotton Market: Prices and Distortions (158K) Carlos Valderrama 10th Australian Cotton Conference, Brisbane, Australia. 17 August, 2000.
PDF The World Cotton Outlook: Consumption Finally Rising(51K) Terry Townsend Presented to the 76th Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association, May 25-27, 2000. Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.
PDF Current Cotton Situation in the World (159K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Ministry of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq. 06 March, 2000 Natural Resource Institute, Chatham, UK. 09 March, 2000
PDF World Cotton Demand in the Future: Issues on Competitiveness (69K) Carlos Valderrama 25th International Cotton Conference, Bremen, Germany. 02 March, 2000
PDF World Extra-Fine Cotton Outlook (205K) Terry Townsend U.S. Pima Industry Seminar, February 24-25, 2000. San Diego, California.
PDF Explaining International Cotton Prices: a Structural Model Approach (96K) Ioannis Klatsas Beltwide Cotton Conference, 07 January, 2000. San Antonio, Texas.
PDF The Impact of Financial Turmoil on the World Cotton and Textile Market (235K) Paul Morris, Chairman of the Standing Committee 1999 China International Cotton Conference, Xi’an, China. September, 1999
PDF The World Cotton Situation(84K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Karachi Cotton Asscociation, Karachi, Pakistan. 03 July, 1999 Cotton Development Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 06 July, 1999 Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan, Pakistan. 21 July, 1999 Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan. 31 July, 1999
PDF Overview of Worldwide Cotton Production (108K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry From Field to Fashion: An Apparel and Textile Industry Forum on Environmental Issues in Cotton Agriculture. San Francisco, USA. 25-26 February, 1999
PDF Costs of Producing Cotton in the World (29K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Beltwide Cotton Conference, Orlando, USA. 03-07 January, 1999
PDF Opening Address (14K) Lawrence H. Shaw World Cotton Research Conference-2, Athens, Greece. 07 September, 1998
PDF Situacion del mercado mundial del algodon (33K) Carlos Valderrama Mayo de 1998
PDF The Global Outlook for Cotton(58K) Lawrence H. Shaw American Cotton Shippers Association in Naples, Florida. 15 May, 1998
PDF Cotton’s Importance in the Textile Industry: The Role of the ICAC (42K) Lawrence H. Shaw Symposium in Lima, Peru. 12 May, 1998
PDF ICAC and the Internet (17K) John Mulligan Cotton Outlook Special Feature. April, 1998
PDF No Growth in World Cotton Yield (48K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry International Cotton Conference, Bremen, Germany. 12 March, 1998 held from March 11-14, 1998 Hellenic Cotton Board, Greece on 17 March, 1998
PDF Cotton Yields and Production Research (24K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Cotton and Oil Seeds Organization, Gorgan, Iran. 16 July, 1997 Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, India. 30 July, 1997 Chinese Cotton Research Institute, Amyang, Henan, Chiona (Mainland). 06 August, 1997.
PDF The Cotton Market Situation(93K) Terry Townsend Annual Conference of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation, Marrakech, Morocco. 01 October, 1997
PDF World Cotton Outlook (94K) Terry Townsend 73rd Annual Convention of the American Cotton Shippers Association. 22 May, 1997
PDF The World Cotton Situation in April, 1997 (64K) Lawrence H. Shaw Ministry of Agriculture, Asunción, Paraguay. 01 April, 1997 Inta P.R. Saenz-Peña, Chaco, Argentina. 04 April, 1997 Cámara Algodonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 07 April, 1997
PDF La Situación Mundial del Algodón en abril de 1997(74K) Lawrence H. Shaw Ministerio de Agricultura, Asunción, Paraguay. 1 de abril de 1997 Inta P.R. Saenz-Peña, Chaco, Argentina. 4 de abril de 1997 Cámara Algodonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 7 de abril de 1997
PDF The World Cotton Market Situation (35K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Southern/Eastern African Cotton Forum. Pretoria, South Africa. 15 January, 1997
PDF Cotton Situation in the World(27K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Cotton Session of the All African Crop Science Congress. Pretoria, South Africa. 13 January, 1997
PDF Harvesting and Ginning of Cotton In The World (29K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Beltwide Cotton Conferences of the National Cotton Council of America. New Orleans, LA. 10 January, 1997
PDF El Mercado Mundial de Textiles (328K) Carlos Valderrama Seminario Número 6, Programa de Economía Textil, Convenio ASCOLTEX-SENA, Medellín, Colombia, 7 de noviembre de 1996.
PDF The World Cotton Market Situation (214K) Carlos Valderrama Fiber Buyers Annual Meeting of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. 07 June, 1996
PDF Cotton’s Future Trends(361K) Lawrence H. Shaw 28th Annual Congress of the Commercial Cotton Growers of Zimbabwe, Nyanga, Zimbabwe. 05 June, 1996
PDF Regional Cotton Cooperation in Southern and Eastern Africa (157K) Lawrence H. Shaw Second Meeting of the Southern/Eastern African Cotton Forum Harare, Zimbabwe, 03 June, 1996
PDF Cost of Producing a Kilogram of Cotton (365K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry 23rd International Cotton Conference. Bremen, Germany. 07 March, 1996
PDF The Global Outlook for Extra-Fine Cottons (416K) Lawrence H. Shaw 23 February, 1996
PDF Trends in Agrochemicals Used To Grow Cotton (380K) M. Rafiq Chaudhry Seminar on International Commodity-Releated Enviromental Agreements as an Instrument for Sustainable Devolopment. Netherlands. 23 February, 1996
PDF Los Precios del Algodón a Nivel Mundial (331K) Carlos Valderrama 16 January, 1995
  Major Developments in the World Cotton Industry Terry Townsend 14 December, 1995
  Cost of Agronomic Operations to Grow Cotton in Latin American Countries M. Rafiq Chaudhry Fifth Meeting of the Latin American Association for Cotton Research and Development (ALIDA). Managua, Nicaragua. 13 November, 1995
  The Cotton Market Situation Lawrence H. Shaw 02 November, 1995
  Producer Consumer Cooperation in Cotton Lawrence H. Shaw 02 November, 1995
  The Cotton Market Situation Lawrence H. Shaw 17 October, 1995
  Slow Growth in World Cotton Yield Boosting Prices Terry Townsend 12 October, 1995
PDF World Cotton Yields Are Rising Slowly (22k) M. Rafiq Chaudhry 4th International Cotton Conference. Gdynia, Poland. 14 September, 1995

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