Monthly Economic Report September 2019
The latest USDA report featured decreases to world production and mill-use figures. The global harvest forecast for 2019/20 dropped 709,000 bales to 124.9 million,...
Monthly Economic Letter August 2019
The latest USDA report featured a slight decrease to the 2019/20 production forecast (-179,000 bales, from 125.8 to 125.6 million) and a larger decrease...
Monthly Economic Letter June 2019
This USDA’s May supply and demand report is the first to feature a complete set of forecasts for an upcoming crop year. The figures...
Monthly Economic Letter May 2019
This USDA’s May supply and demand report is the first to feature a complete set of forecasts for an upcoming crop year. The...
Monthly Economic Letter March 2019
This month’s USDA report featured little change. The global harvest estimate for 2018/19 rose 440,000 bales (to 118.9 million). The global mill-use...
Monthly Economic Letter February 2019
Most cotton prices were stable over the past month. Chinese prices moved slightly higher. Indian prices moved slightly lower.
Monthly Economic Letter January 2019
NY futures and the A Index decreased throughout December before stabilizing in January. Chinese and Pakistani prices were stable over the past month....
Monthly Economic Letter December 2018
Movement in global cotton prices was mixed over the past month, with values for NY futures moving slightly higher, values for Chinese prices moving...
Monthly Economic Letter October 2018
This month’s USDA report included slight downward revisions to world production and mill-use figures. The global harvest number was lowered 314,000 bales (from...
Monthly Economic Letter September 2018
Most benchmark prices decreased over the past month. Chinese prices were stable.
CHINA, TARIFFS AND THE GLOBAL COTTON OUTLOOK
In the global cotton market, it is possible to delineate multi-year periods by their dominant supply and demand factors. For much of the...
Monthly Economic Letter July 2018
NY Futures and the A Index moved sharply lower in the middle of June, erasing gains made earlier that month. The CC Index...
Monthly Economic Letter June 2018
The global cotton market was volatile over the past month, with values for most benchmark prices moving strongly higher in the second half of...
Monthly Economic Letter May 2018
NY futures experienced volatility recently, with the net effect being a slight increase in prices. The A Index also moved slightly higher, while...
Monthly Economic Letter April 2018
NY futures experienced volatility in early April. Current values for all benchmark prices are flat to lower relative to levels one month ago.
Monthly Economic Letter March 2018
Movement in international benchmark prices was mixed over the past month, with NY futures and the A Index increasing, South Asian prices flat to...
Monthly Economic Letter February 2018
Despite some significant upward movement, most cotton prices are either even or lower than one month ago.
Monthly Economic Letter January 2018
All benchmark prices except the CC Index increased over the past month. Prices for the March NY futures contract surged in late December, rising from 75...
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