Cotton Area Remains Below 2018



WASHINGTON - Aug 12/19 - SNS -- Area planted to Upland cotton in the United States is estimated at 13.6 million acres, up 1% from the previous estimate, but down 2% from 2018, according to the USDA's latest crop production report.

Harvested area is expected to total 12.4 million acres, up 24% from 2018. Pima cotton planted area is estimated at 273,000 acres, down 1% from the previous estimate but up 9% from 2018. Expected harvested area, at 259,400 acres, is up 4% from the previous year. If realized, Upland harvested area in Kansas will be the highest on record.


Cotton Area Harvested, Yield, and Production by Type - States and United States: 2018
and Forecasted August 1, 2019
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  Type and State :    Area harvested     :    Yield per acre     :     Production 1/
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                 :   2018    :   2019    :   2018    :   2019    :   2018    :   2019
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                 : ---- 1,000 acres ---      ----- pounds ----     -- 1,000 bales 2/ --
                 :
Upland           :
Alabama .........:    497.0       535.0        858         942        888.0     1,050.0
Arizona .........:    159.0       154.0      1,319       1,527        437.0       490.0
Arkansas ........:    480.0       610.0      1,133       1,157      1,133.0     1,470.0
California ......:     47.0        39.0      1,910       1,895        187.0       154.0
Florida .........:     93.0       118.0        532         915        103.0       225.0
Georgia .........:  1,305.0     1,390.0        719         932      1,955.0     2,700.0
Kansas ..........:    152.0       170.0      1,077         952        341.0       337.0
Louisiana .......:    189.0       270.0      1,067         978        420.0       550.0
Mississippi .....:    615.0       710.0      1,141       1,115      1,462.0     1,650.0
Missouri ........:    322.0       368.0      1,373       1,239        921.0       950.0
                 :
New Mexico ......:     56.0        45.0        977       1,067        114.0       100.0
North Carolina ..:    415.0       495.0        812         912        702.0       940.0
Oklahoma ........:    550.0       575.0        595         835        682.0     1,000.0
South Carolina ..:    275.0       295.0        733         895        420.0       550.0
Tennessee .......:    355.0       400.0      1,041       1,128        770.0       940.0
Texas ...........:  4,350.0     6,100.0        756         661      6,850.0     8,400.0
Virginia ........:     97.0       104.0        896       1,015        181.0       220.0
                 :
United States ...:  9,957.0    12,378.0        847         843     17,566.0    21,726.0
                 :
American Pima    :
Arizona .........:     14.5         9.0        943       1,013         28.5        19.0
California ......:    210.0       229.0      1,662       1,530        727.0       730.0
New Mexico ......:      6.8         6.9        812         835         11.5        12.0
Texas ...........:     17.5        14.5        933         960         34.0        29.0
                 :
United States ...:    248.8       259.4      1,545       1,462        801.0       790.0
                 :
All              :
Alabama .........:    497.0       535.0        858         942        888.0     1,050.0
Arizona .........:    173.5       163.0      1,288       1,499        465.5       509.0
Arkansas ........:    480.0       610.0      1,133       1,157      1,133.0     1,470.0
California ......:    257.0       268.0      1,707       1,583        914.0       884.0
Florida .........:     93.0       118.0        532         915        103.0       225.0
Georgia .........:  1,305.0     1,390.0        719         932      1,955.0     2,700.0
Kansas ..........:    152.0       170.0      1,077         952        341.0       337.0
Louisiana .......:    189.0       270.0      1,067         978        420.0       550.0
Mississippi .....:    615.0       710.0      1,141       1,115      1,462.0     1,650.0
Missouri ........:    322.0       368.0      1,373       1,239        921.0       950.0
                 :
New Mexico ......:     62.8        51.9        959       1,036        125.5       112.0
North Carolina ..:    415.0       495.0        812         912        702.0       940.0
Oklahoma ........:    550.0       575.0        595         835        682.0     1,000.0
South Carolina ..:    275.0       295.0        733         895        420.0       550.0
Tennessee .......:    355.0       400.0      1,041       1,128        770.0       940.0
Texas ...........:  4,367.5     6,114.5        757         662      6,884.0     8,429.0
Virginia ........:     97.0       104.0        896       1,015        181.0       220.0
                 :
United States ...: 10,205.8    12,637.4        864         855     18,367.0    22,516.0
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1/ Production ginned and to be ginned.
2/ 480-pound net weight bales.
Cottonseed Production - United States: 2018 and Forecasted August 1, 2019
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                 :                        Production
      State      :-----------------------------------------------------------
                 :            2018             :           2019 1/
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                 :                        1,000 tons
                 :
United States ...:           5,631.0                       6,969.0
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1/ Based on a 3-year average lint-seed ratio.