Market Outlook

The Economic Research Service (ERS) conducts a variety of ongoing market outlook activities on the cotton industry. Details on major changes and events in the U.S. and world cotton markets are published 9 months of the year in ERS's Cotton and Wool Outlook report. (Previously published outlook reports are also available.) Data tables are also provided throughout the year, including in Cotton and Wool Yearbook which provides industry historical statistics.

ERS--along with USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board, Agricultural Marketing Service, Farm Service Agency, and Foreign Agricultural Service--develops USDA's monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. The WASDE provides the latest domestic and global cotton supply and use outlook.

Long-term supply and use projections for cotton are available through the USDA Agricultural Baseline Projections briefing room.