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Monthly Economic Letter September 2021
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT U.S and Chinese benchmark prices increased in early August but were flat to...
Monthly Economic Letter August 2021
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT Most benchmark prices increased last month. Values for the December NY/ICE futures contract...
Monthly Economic Letter July 2021
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT Although several prices slipped around the middle of June, most benchmarks are slightly...
Monthly Economic Letter June 2021
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT Indian and Pakistani prices increased over the past month, while NY/ICE futures, the...
Monthly Economic Letter May 2021
The latest USDA report featured minor changes to global production (+66,000 bales to 113.1 million) and mill-use (-439,000 bales to 117.4 million) figures for...
Monthly Economic Letter April 2021
The latest USDA report featured a small decrease in global production (-276,000 bales to 113.0 million) and a small increase in global mill-use (+387,000...
Monthly Economic Letter March 2021
Most benchmark prices increased throughout February but decreased in early March.
Monthly Economic Letter February 2021
The latest USDA report featured increases to world production (+1.3 million to 114.1 million) and consumption forecasts (+1.5 million bales to 117.2 million). Due...
Monthly Economic Letter February 2020
The latest USDA report featured an increase to the forecast for world production in 2019/20 (+850,000 bales to 121.3 million) and a decrease to...
Monthly Economic Letter January 2020
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT Indian and Pakistani prices were stable over the past month. Other benchmark prices...
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 April 2019
This month’s USDA report included only marginal changes to global production, consumption, and trade estimates. The world production number increased just 45,000 bales,...
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...
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...
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