International Stories


India Expects 20% More Cotton in 2017/18

May 10, 2017

India’s cotton crop for the season beginning in October 2017 may see up to a 20% percent increase in production.


Collective Effort Needed to Advance Cotton Industry

May 5, 2017

The cotton industry needs a collective effort by all of its stakeholders to advance.


Register Now for ACSA International Cotton Institute

April 12, 2017

This summer, some of cotton’s young minds will gather to learn business details at the ACSA International Cotton Institute.


Cotton Industry Veterans Launch New Commodities Firm

April 11, 2017

Three veteran analysts and traders have combined their collective 60+ years of cotton industry experience to form the Rose Commodity Group.


Global Cotton Contract All Hope, No Action?

April 10, 2017

The ICE Global Cotton Futures Contract is fighting for market traction, with no significant trading volume since June 2016.

Indian Cotton Situation Currently Stable

March 17, 2017

The cotton situation in India from both producers’ and users’ points of view seems to be stable.

Enrollment Open for Texas International Cotton School

February 28, 2017

Registration is open for the 37th session of the Texas International Cotton School, scheduled for August 7-17 in Lubbock.

Indian Cotton Consumption to Increase Slightly

February 22, 2017

The Cotton Association of India now expects domestic consumption and imports of cotton to be higher than originally estimated.

Innovations in Nonwovens Focus of International Conference

February 22, 2017

The Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry will hold its Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc) April 23-26 in Minneapolis, MN.

Indian Cotton Crop Estimated at 34.1 Million Bales

January 24, 2017

India is estimated to produce 34.1 million cotton bales during the season ending September 2017.

Steady Rise in Indian Cotton Prices

January 23, 2017

While global cotton production is increasing, the cotton situation in India is getting serious attention due to a steady rise in prices.

Indian Cotton Association Opposes Stockpiling Program

October 27, 2016

The Cotton Association of India is opposing the creation of a cotton stockpiling program for the country.

Latest News

Pink Bollworm Driving India Cotton Estimates Down

March 12, 2018

Pink bollworm infestation is pushing cotton production estimates down in India this year, due to crop damage in some of the country’s major cotton growing states.


New Year Indian Cotton Crop Update

January 5, 2018

India is expected to produce about 37.5 million bales (170 Kgs each) amidst the pink bollworm infestation situation in major cotton growing regions.


Plan in Place to Grow India’s Textiles Sector

December 21, 2017

India intends to grow its textile industry through a new plan to train and enhance skilled manpower.


Cotton Production Improves in Pakistan

December 19, 2017

Sustained growth in cotton production reached 10.685 million bales during the last fortnight (Dec 1-15), according to an article on


First Estimate of India’s New Season Cotton Crop Revealed

November 15, 2017

The first estimate of India’s current season cotton crop has been released.


Cotton Market Facing Price Pressure

October 3, 2017

Thanks to expected record yields in many countries, the cotton market will likely show some signs of pressure in the short term.


Lunchaprasith Wins Cotton Grower Essay Contest at Cotton Institute

August 24, 2017

In his winning essay from the 2017 ACSA International Cotton Institute, Nudhanai Lunchaprasith offered a personal reflection on the evolution of technologies in cotton marketing.


Some New Thoughts for the Cotton Industry

August 23, 2017

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech spent part of his summer in India, observing and discussing the country’s cotton industry and goals. He shares some of his observations in this commentary.


International Cotton Leader Showcases Innovations

July 12, 2017

Cotton Incorporated’s Kater Hake urged India producers to find new applications and functionalities for cotton and textile production.


Kai Hughes Named ICAC Executive Director

July 5, 2017

Kai Hughes has been named the new Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee.


Indian Textile Industry Aims to Reach $650 Billion by 2025

July 5, 2017

India’s Prime Minister has urged the country’s textiles sector to reach $650 billion by 2025.