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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 January 2021
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT Global cotton prices continued to rise over the past month. The NY March...
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 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 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 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 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.
Easing Apparel Sourcing Cost Pressures
Market forces inside and outside of China that have kept cotton prices higher in recent years...
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