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Cotton and Wool Outlook: April 2012

by Leslie Meyer, Stephen MacDonald, and James Kiawu

Outlook No. (CWS-12b) 17 pp, April 2012

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton forecast for 2011/12 projects global cotton consumption to decrease for the second consecutive season. With recent high cotton prices that encouraged fiber substitution and the global economic uncertainty facing consumers, world mill use is projected to decrease to its lowest since 2003/04.

Keywords: forecast, imports, exports, textile, fiber, supply & use, bales, cotton, trade deficit

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Last updated: Sunday, June 03, 2012

For more information contact: Leslie Meyer, Stephen MacDonald, and James Kiawu