Cotton Acreage Gains of Past Decade Reverse 60-Year Decline
by Economic Research Service
Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-739) 1 pp, July 1996
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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