Global Cottonseed Market 2018-2025 – Industry Report, Market Size, Analysis, Forecast, and Trends

IndexBox, Inc. has just published a new report “World – Cottonseed – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights“. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Cottonseed Imports

In 2017, the amount of cottonseed imported worldwide totaled 811K tonnes, rising by 5% against the previous year figure. In general, cottonseed imports continue to indicate a temperate curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when imports increased by 13% y-o-y. Global import peaked of 1M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2017, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, cottonseed imports amounted to $351M in 2017. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the period from 2007 to 2017; however, the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Global import peaked in 2017, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Cottonseed Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of cottonseed imports in 2017 were Saudi Arabia (159K tonnes), Italy (153K tonnes), and South Korea (126K tonnes), together finishing at 54% of total import. Japan (79K tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by China (56K tonnes), Mali (47K tonnes), and the United Arab Emirates (38K tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 27% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable growth rate of imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by the United Arab Emirates (+20.7% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($93M), South Korea ($66M), and Japan ($43M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2017, with a combined 57% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Saudi Arabia, China, Mali and the United Arab Emirates, which together accounted for a further 14%.

Mali (+32.5% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 10 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cottonseed Import Prices By Country

The average cottonseed import price stood at $433 per tonne in 2017, leveling off at the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2017 it increased at an average annual rate of +5.2%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when import price increased by 33% year-to-year. Global import price peaked in 2017, and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Italy ($605 per tonne), while the United Arab Emirates ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable growth rate of import prices was attained by Mali (+15.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.


This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global cottonseed market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.

Companies mentioned

Guangxi Nanning Lvhan Agriculture Co.,Ltd., Zhongxian Fengfu Agriculture Development Co., Ltd., Mengjin County Golden Tianye Family Farm, Shandong Binzhou Yanlaihong High Tech. Park Co.,Ltd., Yucheng County Zhongken Agriculture Development Co., Ltd., Zunyi Yumiao Eco-agriculture Co., Ltd., Changyang Yansongping Penggan Production & Marketing Specialty Cooperative, Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc., Nanle County Ruifang Plantation Specialty Cooperative, Hubei Lingshang Renjia Ecological Food Co.,Ltd., Yushan County Chuangyuan Family Farm, Yichang Hannongyuan Ecology Agricultural Development Co., Ltd., Guinan County Shuanghua Pollution Free Vegetables Plantation Specialty Cooperati ve, Guangzhou Conghua Suifeng Vegetables & Fruits Specialty Cooperative, Changyang En’shi Huinong Vegetables Farmer Cooperative, Xiangyang Xiangcheng District Chenshun Lotus Root Plantation Specialty Cooperati ve, Yuncheng Yanhu District Suhe Fengwang Fruits & Vegetables Plantation Specialty C ooperative, Huangyuan Xiaolin Vegetables Plantation Specialty Cooperative, Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc., Jinjiang Feifei Gardening Crop Plantation Co.,Ltd., Changzhi County Wofeng Plantation Specialty Cooperative, LDC WAREHOUSING AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED, Hubei Dizhilan Agriculture Technology Co.,Ltd., G’S GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED, Xunwu County Jiamei Cultivating and Breeding Base, Xiaogan Jiangjun Gongguo Plantation Specialty Cooperative, J. G. Boswell Company, Wuhan Leihuachun Vegetables Plantation Specialty Cooperative, Xunhua Xian Xinghuo Agriculture & Animal Husbandry Development Specialty Coopera tive, Jiayu County Yimin Vegetables Farmer Cooperatives, Fujian Shunchang County Xinyuankeng Agriculture Technology Development Co.,Ltd., G’S FRESH LIMITED, Henan Hua’an Dushi Agriculture Co.,Ltd., A. Duda & Sons, Inc., Gaoping Xinlv Vegetables Plantation Specialty Cooperative, PREMIER FRUITS GROUP PTY LTD, Tangyin County Huamao Edible Mushroom Co.,Ltd., Yarkand County Wusu Horticultural Farm, Badong County Heping Thunder Plantation Specialty Cooperative, D’VINERIPE PTY LTD, Zhangzi County Wuzhou Agriculture & Forestry Specialty Cooperative, Xiangyuan County Xinkang Park Plantation Specialty Cooperative, Liuan Jin’an District Baolong Plantation Specialty Cooperative, Nunhems Netherlands B.V., D’Arrigo California, Dai County Fengyi Greenhouse Greenhouse Plantation Specialty Cooperative, Bejo Zaden B.V., Bo’ai County Huaibao Plantation Specialty Cooperative, NS Brands, Ltd., Wufeng Aili Vegetables Plantation Specialty Cooperative.

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