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2013 West Africa Cotton and Products

03 December 2013
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

WEST AFRICA - The MY 2013/14 (Aug/July) rainy season started late with irregular rains. Farmers had to replant many times.

Some countries had a longer rainy season which allowed cotton plants to mature. Therefore, cotton production may only decrease by 5 percent (1.67 million tons) compared to the initial target (1.75 million tons).

Burkina Faso will continue to be the top producer in West Africa with a production of 700,000 tons followed by Mali (450,000 tons), and Cote d’Ivoire (400,000 tons).

Chad finally announced its farm gate price in October 2013 fixed at 240 F CFA/kg ($0.48 per kg). MY 2013/2014 Cotton Update for Selected West African Countries.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Senegal Cotton and Products Update by clicking here.

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