Brazil Cotton: Higher Area and Increased Yield Prospects Boosts Output for 2018/19
USDA estimates Brazil’s 2018/19 cotton production at a record 12.8 million 480-lb bales, up 1.0
million bales (8 percent) from last month, and up 3.6 million bales (39 percent) from last year.
Harvested area is estimated at 1.6 million hectares, up 2 percent from last month and up 36 percent
from last year. Yield is estimated at a record 1,747 kilograms per hectare, up 7 percent from last
month and surpassing the prior record (2017/18) by 2 percent. (For more
information, please contact Maria.Anulacion@fas.usda.gov).