National Cotton Scenario

India's Share in World

India in the World Cotton:
India is the largest producer of cotton in the world accounting for about 26% of the world cotton production. It has the distinction of having the largest area under cotton cultivation in the world ranging between 10.9 million hectares to 12.8 million hectares and constituting about 38% to 41% of the world area under cotton cultivation. The yield per hectare (i.e.504 kgs to 566 kgs per hectare) is however still lower against the world average of about 701 Kgs to 766 kgs per hectare. Country is expected to make more strides in cotton production in the years to come.

Area:India Vs World

Crop Year 2016-17 (P)* World India
Area in Million Hectares 29.24 10.50
*P-Projected Source: CAB & ICAC Cotton this Month

cotton production:India Vs World

Crop Year 2016-17 (P)* World India
Production in Million MT 22.85 5.88
*P-Projected Source: CAB & ICAC Cotton this Month

Quick Links