Cotton futures traded around 87 cents per bushel in early May, not far from an over one-month high of 89 cents hit at the end of April, on forecasts for some rain in the key growing region of West Texas. Over the past two weeks, prices of cotton contracts have been supported by the dry weather in the region. Meanwhile, a weaker dollar and a sustained upward move in important grains limited losses. The USDA expects world cotton production to rise nearly 5% from the year before in 2021/22, to 119.5 million bales. At the same time, world cotton consumption is expected to continue rebounding in 2021/22, rising 4.1% from a year earlier to 122 million bales, pushing world stocks down by 3.2 million bales.

Historically, Cotton reached an all time high of 1349 in September of 2020. Cotton - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on May of 2021.

Cotton is expected to trade at 86.28 USd/Lbs by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 77.00 in 12 months time.

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The cotton features are available on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The size of each contract is 50,000 pounds. The biggest producers of cotton are China and India, followed by United States, Pakistan, Brazil, Australia and Uzbekistan. The United States is the biggest exporter of cotton (40% of total exports). Cotton is the world’s most widely-used natural fiber for clothing. Cotton prices displayed in Trading Economics are based on over-the-counter (OTC) and contract for difference (CFD) financial instruments. Our cotton market prices are intended to provide you with a reference only, rather than as a basis for making trading decisions. Trading Economics does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so.
Energy Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
64.8600 0.04 -0.06% 0.57% 8.64% 33.68% May/10
Brent
USD/Bbl
68.2500 0.03 -0.04% 1.02% 7.85% 31.76% May/10
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
2.9180 0.04 -1.32% -1.62% 13.94% 14.93% May/10
Gasoline
USD/Gal
2.1261 0.00 -0.04% 1.17% 7.92% 50.78% May/10
Heating oil
USD/Gal
2.0163 0.01 0.28% 3.30% 11.52% 35.87% May/10
Ethanol
USD/Gal
2.3400 0.00 0.00% -4.10% 22.83% 63.29% May/10
Naphtha
USD/T
592.43 1.07 0.18% 1.85% 10.06% 36.91% May/10
Propane
USD/Gal
0.81 0.01 0.74% -1.51% -7.31% 24.71% May/10
Uranium
USD/Lbs
30.5000 0.05 -0.16% 4.63% -0.81% -0.65% May/07

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,836.08 5.60 0.31% 2.44% 5.98% -3.19% May/10
Silver
USD/t.oz
27.333 0.10 -0.35% 1.72% 10.01% 3.70% May/10
Platinum
USD/t.oz
1,245.34 3.66 -0.29% 1.24% 6.44% 16.83% May/10

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,595.0000 26.00 -1.60% 2.23% 15.41% 22.06% May/10
Wheat
USd/Bu
714.0000 59.25 -7.66% -1.72% 13.69% 11.48% May/10
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
1,601.00 85.00 -5.04% 1.61% 38.32% 83.37% May/10
Palm Oil
MYR/T
4,368.00 59.00 -1.33% 7.56% 19.67% 21.33% May/10
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.8070 0.02 -0.82% 5.98% 5.61% 9.78% May/07
Milk
USD/CWT
18.86 0.04 0.21% 6.92% 5.60% 19.37% May/10
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
113.55 3.25 2.95% 5.29% 3.89% -7.87% May/10
Rice
USD/cwt
13.8800 0.23 -1.60% 3.43% 5.95% 13.40% May/10
Canola
CAD/T
1,015.30 30.00 -2.87% 12.32% 25.80% 61.29% May/10
Rubber
JPY/Kg
262.80 4.80 1.86% 2.26% 17.85% -2.23% May/10
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,319.00 0.00 0.00% -1.71% 1.46% 12.64% May/07
Tea
USD/Kgs
2.91 0.00 0.00% 5.05% 9.81% 1.39% May/07
Cocoa
USD/T
2,473.00 51.00 2.11% 6.23% 4.48% -4.99% May/10
Oat
USd/Bu
403.0000 2.50 -0.62% 0.94% 8.26% 11.71% May/10
Coffee
USd/Lbs
148.35 2.60 -1.72% 5.70% 15.81% 15.67% May/10
Sugar
USd/Lbs
17.50 0.01 0.06% 4.60% 14.01% 12.98% May/10
Cotton
USd/Lbs
88.47 1.19 -1.33% 1.44% 10.39% 13.25% May/10
Corn
USd/BU
735.0000 37.75 -4.89% 0.38% 29.17% 51.86% May/10

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
20.38 0.02 0.10% -0.05% 0.30% 12.35% May/07
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
7.17 0.02 0.28% 7.34% 15.46% 19.30% May/07
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
135.4500 3.73 2.83% 1.80% -6.26% -2.52% May/10
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
118.2250 2.20 1.90% 2.54% -3.67% 2.78% May/10
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
111.9000 0.08 -0.07% 1.08% 8.09% 59.23% May/10

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
4.7250 0.04 -0.86% 4.01% 17.25% 34.27% May/10
Coal
USD/T
94.25 2.50 2.72% 4.61% 6.86% 16.04% May/10
Steel
CNY/T
5,474.00 51.00 0.94% 2.09% 7.06% 29.72% May/07
Iron Ore
USD/T
207.00 10.00 5.08% 10.70% 22.12% 30.60% May/07
Lithium
CNY/T
90,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 93.55% May/10
Bitumen
CNY/T
3,078.00 28.00 -0.90% 0.65% 12.34% 29.22% May/10
Cobalt
USD/T
45,165.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -9.22% 40.31% May/07
Lead
USD/T
2,220.20 16.80 0.76% 3.89% 13.23% 12.37% May/07
Nickel
USD/T
18,052.50 140.25 0.78% 2.26% 7.57% 9.06% May/07
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
27.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -3.74% 14.89% May/07
Aluminum
USD/T
2,529.75 5.00 -0.20% 4.21% 12.61% 27.72% May/10
Tin
USD/T
29,775.00 12.50 -0.04% 1.92% 16.04% 46.57% May/10
Zinc
USD/T
2,991.75 33.50 -1.11% 1.31% 8.49% 8.75% May/10
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,950.64 24.13 0.82% -0.67% 10.27% 20.55% May/10
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,762.00 0.00 0.00% 0.57% 0.57% 31.49% May/10
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
215.48 11.13 5.45% 16.45% 25.99% 38.27% May/10
Manganese
CNY/T
31.50 0.75 2.44% 2.44% 5.00% 0.80% May/07
Neodymium
CNY/T
695,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -9.15% 11.65% May/07
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
28,900.00 400.00 -1.37% -2.03% -0.69% 70.00% May/07

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
219.94 1.82 0.83% 3.61% 10.46% 23.36% May/07
LME Index
Index Points
4,399.90 102.30 2.38% 5.31% 13.31% 28.86% May/07
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,511.61 19.54 0.78% 3.38% 10.62% 27.04% May/07