Cotton Output Up 11%



WASHINGTON - Dec 11/18 - SNS -- Production of all classes of cotton production is forecast at 18.6 million 480-pound bales in the United States, up 1% from November but down 11% from last year, according to the USDA.

Yield is expected to average 860 pounds per harvested acre, up 8 pounds from last month but down 45 pounds from last year. Upland cotton production is forecast at 17.8 million 480-pound bales, down 12% from 2017. Pima cotton production, forecast at 771,000 bales, was carried forward from an earlier forecast.

Upland cotton harvested area is expected to total 10.1 million acres, unchanged from November but down 7% from last year. Pima cotton harvested area, estimated at 245,400 acres, was carried forward from an earlier forecast.

Ginnings totaled 10,264,950 running bales prior to December 1, compared with 11,286,800 running bales ginned prior to the same date last year.

Cotton Area Harvested, Yield, and Production by Type - States and United States: 2017 and
Forecasted December 1, 2018
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                 :  Area harvested   :         Yield per acre         :    Production 1/
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  Type and State :         :         :        :         2018          :          :
                 :  2017   :  2018   :  2017  :-----------------------:   2017   :   2018
                 :         :         :        :November 1 :December 1 :          :
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                 :--- 1,000 acres --   ---------- pounds ----------        1,000 bales 2/
                 :
Upland           :
Alabama .........:   430.0     470.0     902        899         883        808.0      865.0
Arizona .........:   159.0     149.0   1,464      1,450       1,450        485.0      450.0
Arkansas ........:   438.0     480.0   1,177      1,150       1,160      1,074.0    1,160.0
California ......:    87.0      49.0   1,297      2,057       1,910        235.0      195.0
Florida .........:    98.0      80.0     759        750         750        155.0      125.0
Georgia .........: 1,270.0   1,350.0     841        693         676      2,225.0    1,900.0
Kansas ..........:    90.0     159.0   1,051      1,032       1,032        197.0      342.0
Louisiana .......:   217.0     190.0     894      1,061       1,036        404.0      410.0
Mississippi .....:   625.0     615.0   1,038      1,140       1,155      1,351.0    1,480.0
Missouri ........:   297.0     320.0   1,212      1,245       1,275        750.0      850.0
                 :
New Mexico ......:    46.0      65.0   1,179      1,034       1,034        113.0      140.0
North Carolina ..:   367.0     400.0     969        828         828        741.0      690.0
Oklahoma ........:   555.0     570.0     882        716         674      1,020.0      800.0
South Carolina ..:   248.0     280.0     912        806         771        471.0      450.0
Tennessee .......:   340.0     355.0   1,033      1,048       1,034        732.0      765.0
Texas ...........: 5,500.0   4,500.0     809        715         747      9,270.0    7,000.0
Virginia ........:    83.0      97.0   1,110        965         965        192.0      195.0
                 :
United States ...:10,850.0  10,129.0     895        836         844     20,223.0   17,817.0
                 :
American Pima    :
Arizona .........:    15.0      13.5     966        889         889         30.2       25.0
California ......:   215.0     209.0   1,407      1,610       1,610        630.0      701.0
New Mexico ......:     7.4       6.9     863        904         904         13.3       13.0
Texas ...........:    13.0      16.0     960        960         960         26.0       32.0
                 :
United States ...:   250.4     245.4   1,341      1,508       1,508        699.5      771.0
                 :
All              :
Alabama .........:   430.0     470.0     902        899         883        808.0      865.0
Arizona .........:   174.0     162.5   1,421      1,403       1,403        515.2      475.0
Arkansas ........:   438.0     480.0   1,177      1,150       1,160      1,074.0    1,160.0
California ......:   302.0     258.0   1,375      1,695       1,667        865.0      896.0
Florida .........:    98.0      80.0     759        750         750        155.0      125.0
Georgia .........: 1,270.0   1,350.0     841        693         676      2,225.0    1,900.0
Kansas ..........:    90.0     159.0   1,051      1,032       1,032        197.0      342.0
Louisiana .......:   217.0     190.0     894      1,061       1,036        404.0      410.0
Mississippi .....:   625.0     615.0   1,038      1,140       1,155      1,351.0    1,480.0
Missouri ........:   297.0     320.0   1,212      1,245       1,275        750.0      850.0
                 :
New Mexico ......:    53.4      71.9   1,135      1,021       1,021        126.3      153.0
North Carolina ..:   367.0     400.0     969        828         828        741.0      690.0
Oklahoma ........:   555.0     570.0     882        716         674      1,020.0      800.0
South Carolina ..:   248.0     280.0     912        806         771        471.0      450.0
Tennessee .......:   340.0     355.0   1,033      1,048       1,034        732.0      765.0
Texas ...........: 5,513.0   4,516.0     809        716         747      9,296.0    7,032.0
Virginia ........:    83.0      97.0   1,110        965         965        192.0      195.0
                 :
United States ...:11,100.4  10,374.4     905        852         860     20,922.5   18,588.0
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1/ Production ginned and to be ginned.
2/ 480-pound net weight bale.
Cottonseed Production - United States: 2017 and Forecasted December 1, 2018
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                 :                        Production
      State      :-----------------------------------------------------------
                 :            2017             :           2018 1/
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                 :                        1,000 tons
                 :
United States ...:           6,422.0                       5,858.0
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1/ Based on a 3-year average lint-seed ratio.