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Total Mexican Cotton Production Forecast to Rise

Total Mexican Cotton Production Forecast to Rise

15 April 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

MEXICO - The Post/New MY 2014/15 total Mexican cotton production is forecast to increase approximately 16 per cent due to an expected increase in planted area.

The increase in planted area is mainly due to an expected reduction of planted area for alternative crops like sorghum because of lack of water availability for irrigation and more attractive prices for cotton than for livestock feed crops.

Industry sources estimate that MY2013/14 yields will reach a higher than usual average of 7.5 bales per hectare (ha), as a result of Genetically Engineered (GE) cotton seed use, varieties that permit high density planting, combined with favorable weather conditions.

The MY 2013/14 domestic consumption forecast was revised upward from USDA official data.

The textile industry remains competitive and is growing even with imports of apparel and textiles from China that have continued unabated since the removal of protective duties that started in January 2012.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Mexico Cotton and Products Annual 2014 report by clicking here.

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