Cotton; not carded or combed

5201 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Raw Cotton. In 2021, Raw Cotton were the world's 228th most traded product, with a total trade of $18.6B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Raw Cotton grew by 29.4%, from $14.4B to $18.6B. Trade in Raw Cotton represent 0.089% of total world trade.

Raw Cotton are a part of Cotton. They include Cotton, not carded or combed.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Raw Cotton  were United States ($5.6B), Brazil ($3.41B), India ($2.67B), Greece ($1.42B), and Australia ($1.41B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Raw Cotton were China ($3.49B), Vietnam ($2.8B), Bangladesh ($2.8B), Turkey ($2.57B), and Pakistan ($1.82B).

Ranking Raw Cotton ranks 1020th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)United States$5.6B
Top Destination (2021)China$3.49B

In 2021 Raw Cotton were the world's 228th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Raw Cotton were United States ($5.6B), Brazil ($3.41B), India ($2.67B), Greece ($1.42B), and Australia ($1.41B).

In 2021, the top importers of Raw Cotton were China ($3.49B), Vietnam ($2.8B), Bangladesh ($2.8B), Turkey ($2.57B), and Pakistan ($1.82B).

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Exporters of Raw Cotton (2021)
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Importers of Raw Cotton (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)India$1.23B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Turkey$985M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Raw Cotton grew the fastest in India ($1.23B), Australia ($1.1B), Greece ($960M), Burkina Faso ($197M), and Brazil ($192M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Raw Cotton were Turkey ($985M), Bangladesh ($905M), Vietnam ($760M), Indonesia ($366M), and Egypt ($203M).

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Exporters of Raw Cotton (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Raw Cotton (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Raw Cotton.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.42. This means that most of the exports of Raw Cotton are explained by 10 countries.

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Value of Exports in Raw Cotton

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)United States$5.55B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)China$3.47B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Raw Cotton. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Raw Cotton during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Raw Cotton were United States ($5.55B), Brazil ($3.41B), India ($2.17B), Australia ($1.41B), and Greece ($1.39B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Raw Cotton were China ($3.47B), Bangladesh ($2.8B), Vietnam ($2.8B), Turkey ($2.24B), and Pakistan ($1.8B).

Net Trade (2021)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Raw Cotton.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Raw Cotton in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Raw Cotton by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Raw Cotton to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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