Australia Cotton Exports Increase, India Imports Up 569%


The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has also predicted higher world cotton production by 8 per cent to 24.9 million tonnes, while the global acreage set to increase by 8 per cent to 31.7 million hectares.

ICAI stated that India would remain the world’s top cotton producer in 2017-18 with output rising 6 per cent to 6.1 million tonnes. In India, cotton was sown on 121 lakh hectares as on early September 2017, as against 102 lakh hectares last year. Gujarat continues to be the largest cotton growing region in the country with 26.36 lakh hectares (24.04 lakh hectares).