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United States Cotton Production

 Production Detail for the United States
Crop Year:
Production:
Planted Acreage:
Average Price:
Value of Crop:

3-yr Avg Production:
10-yr Avg Production:  
2012
17,314,800 bales 1
12,314,400 acres
71.84 cents per pound
$5.97 billion

16,997,367 bales (2010 - 2012)
18,218,570 bales (2003 - 2012)

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 Latest Industry Profile for the United States 2
Sector Businesses Jobs     Revenue      
 
Farms 3 18,605 86,855 5,652,907,000
Gins 806 20,150 1,060,760,000
Merchants 202 1,761 6,593,601,397
Warehouses 465 6,474 415,555,444
Cottonseed Dealers/Processors 69 1,036 1,168,345,354
Textile Mills 1,098 75,130 12,747,279,382
Total 21,245 191,405 $ 27,621,932,516
 
State Businesses Jobs     Revenue     3-yr Avg Production 1
   
Alabama 1,025 9,445 1,216,722,982 636,667
Arizona 341 3,173 187,341,000 682,233
Arkansas 1,028 7,071 734,445,162 1,250,000
California 1,098 18,997 2,006,144,358 1,148,667
Florida 259 1,493 97,118,112 175,000
Georgia 2,808 20,832 2,473,079,435 2,541,667
Kansas 119 365 18,998,000 73,667
Louisiana 718 4,774 250,002,539 475,333
Mississippi 1,118 9,048 1,421,252,748 1,013,667
Missouri 566 3,572 292,353,254 719,000
New Mexico 219 1,538 39,549,958 114,300
North Carolina 1,577 27,119 3,686,982,339 1,067,333
Oklahoma 456 2,865 97,937,000 221,333
South Carolina 596 13,304 2,097,623,986 496,000
Tennessee 885 6,552 2,982,596,947 745,667
Texas 7,688 38,106 5,535,577,375 5,475,167
Virginia 229 5,321 923,528,792 161,667
   
Total 21,245 191,405 $ 27,621,932,516 50,992,100


  1. Includes upland and Pima cotton.
  2. Businesses and jobs for the Farm and Gin segments are from 2007 Census information. Businesses and jobs for all other segments are from 2002 Census information. Business revenue represents the most recent crop year information.
  3. Defined as any business that produced agricultural commodities with a (potential) value of at least $1,000 and planted at least some cotton.