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USDA GAIN: Oilseeds, Cotton, Sugar, Grain and Feed


07 October 2014

USDA GAIN: Senegal Cotton and Products Update - October 2014USDA GAIN: Senegal Cotton and Products Update - October 2014

MY 2014/15 (Aug/July) rainy season started normally in May for most selected countries but a long pause during June and July could reduce countries’ initial targets. However, Post believes that this MY 2014/15 seed cotton production is likely to grow 16 percent (1.8 million tons) as Mali intends to increase production 36 percent and produce 600,000 tons, followed by Burkina Faso and Chad (10 percent), and Cote d'Ivoire (8 percent).
USDA GAIN Report - Oilseeds, Cotton, Sugar, Grain and Feed

Post confirmed MY 2013/14 (Aug/July) seed cotton production for selected West African countries at 1.6 million tons representing a small increase (2 percent) compared to the preceding year.

Despite a difficult rainy season with a long pause during June and July for most selected countries, seed
cotton production for MY 2014/15 is expected to grow 16 percent (1.8 million tons) from the previous
year to 1.8 million tons and 19 percent compared to MY 2012/13.

Burkina Faso, the largest cotton producer, is estimated to produce 710,000 tons followed by Mali (600,000 tons), Cote d’Ivoire (440,000 tons), Chad (90,000 tons), and Senegal (28,000 tons). (See Table 1)

Farm gate prices have been announced for all selected countries except for Chad and Senegal. Generally, prices decreased compared to the previous year. (See Table 2)

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