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Cotton: World Markets and Trade

Published on May 13, 2015

cmt_1.JPGCotton: World Markets and Trade. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) initial forecast for 2015/16 shows world consumption exceeding production for the first time in 6 years. As a result world stocks will decrease by almost 4 percent to 106.5 million bales; however, the stocks-to-use ratio of 92 percent will remain near historic highs