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Australia Produces World's Highest Cotton Yields

24 April 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

AUSTRALIA - Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of raw cotton with over 90 per cent of the domestic crop exported, mainly to China, Indonesia and Thailand.

Cotton is predominantly irrigated and grown in New South Wales (NSW) and southern Queensland.

Australia is an efficient producer with the world’s highest cotton yields due to the predominance of irrigation, the use of genetically modified varieties and effective management.

The industry receives a low level of assistance from government and operates under an unregulated marketing system.

Further Reading

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

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