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Dec. Crop Production: Cotton Harvested, Yield, Production

December 11, 2012

All cotton production is forecast at 17.3 million 480-pound bales, down 1 percent from last month but up 11 percent from last year. Yield is expected to average 793 pounds per acre, up 3 pounds from last year. Upland cotton production is forecast at 16.6 million 480-pound bales, up 13 percent from 2011. Pima cotton production, forecast at 657,000 bales, was carried forward from last month.
 

 

 

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Cotton Area Harvested, Yield, and Production by Type - States and United States: 2011 and Forecasted December 1, 2012 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                  :  Area harvested   :         Yield per acre         :    Production 1/                      :--------------------------------------------------------------------------   Type and State :         :         :        :         2012          :          :                            :  2011   :  2012   :  2011  :-----------------------:   2011   :   2012                     :         :         :        :November 1 :December 1 :          :           --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                  : -- 1,000 acres --   ---------- pounds ----------        1,000 bales 2/                     :                                                                           Upland           :                                                                           Alabama .........:   443.0     377.0     742        840         891        685.0      700.0  Arizona .........:   248.0     198.0   1,548      1,624       1,576        800.0      650.0  Arkansas ........:   660.0     580.0     929      1,051       1,084      1,277.0    1,310.0  California ......:   181.0     141.0   1,474      1,617       1,617        556.0      475.0  Florida .........:   118.0     105.0     744        960         960        183.0      210.0  Georgia .........: 1,495.0   1,285.0     791      1,009       1,009      2,465.0    2,700.0  Kansas ..........:    65.0      52.0     510        415         508         69.0       55.0  Louisiana .......:   290.0     220.0     846      1,004       1,025        511.0      470.0  Mississippi .....:   605.0     460.0     952      1,012         981      1,200.0      940.0  Missouri ........:   367.0     330.0     969        975       1,018        741.0      700.0                   :                                                                           New Mexico ......:    58.0      47.0   1,059        970         970        128.0       95.0  North Carolina ..:   800.0     580.0     616        910         977      1,026.0    1,180.0  Oklahoma ........:    70.0     175.0     597        411         411         87.0      150.0  South Carolina ..:   301.0     296.0     828        876         908        519.0      560.0  Tennessee .......:   490.0     375.0     796        896         922        813.0      720.0  Texas ...........: 2,850.0   4,900.0     589        578         539      3,500.0    5,500.0  Virginia ........:   115.0      85.0     676        988       1,045        162.0      185.0                   :                                                                           United States ...: 9,156.0  10,206.0     772        790         781     14,722.0   16,600.0                   :                                                                           American Pima 3/ :                                                                           Arizona .........:    10.0       3.0     960      1,120       1,120         20.0        7.0  California ......:   273.0     224.0   1,380      1,350       1,350        785.0      630.0  New Mexico ......:     3.4       2.9     875        828         828          6.2        5.0  Texas ...........:    18.5       7.5   1,038        960         960         40.0       15.0                   :                                                                           United States ...:   304.9     237.4   1,340      1,328       1,328        851.2      657.0                   :                                                                           All              :                                                                           Alabama .........:   443.0     377.0     742        840         891        685.0      700.0  Arizona .........:   258.0     201.0   1,526      1,617       1,569        820.0      657.0  Arkansas ........:   660.0     580.0     929      1,051       1,084      1,277.0    1,310.0  California ......:   454.0     365.0   1,418      1,453       1,453      1,341.0    1,105.0  Florida .........:   118.0     105.0     744        960         960        183.0      210.0  Georgia .........: 1,495.0   1,285.0     791      1,009       1,009      2,465.0    2,700.0  Kansas ..........:    65.0      52.0     510        415         508         69.0       55.0  Louisiana .......:   290.0     220.0     846      1,004       1,025        511.0      470.0  Mississippi .....:   605.0     460.0     952      1,012         981      1,200.0      940.0  Missouri ........:   367.0     330.0     969        975       1,018        741.0      700.0                   :                                                                           New Mexico ......:    61.4      49.9   1,049        962         962        134.2      100.0  North Carolina ..:   800.0     580.0     616        910         977      1,026.0    1,180.0  Oklahoma ........:    70.0     175.0     597        411         411         87.0      150.0  South Carolina ..:   301.0     296.0     828        876         908        519.0      560.0  Tennessee .......:   490.0     375.0     796        896         922        813.0      720.0  Texas ...........: 2,868.5   4,907.5     592        579         539      3,540.0    5,515.0  Virginia ........:   115.0      85.0     676        988       1,045        162.0      185.0                   :                                                                           United States ...: 9,460.9  10,443.4     790        802         793     15,573.2   17,257.0  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/ Production ginned and to be ginned.                                                       2/ 480-pound net weight bale.                                                                3/ Estimates for current year carried forward from an earlier forecast.                       Cottonseed Production - United States: 2011 and Forecasted December 1, 2012 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------                  :                        Production                                State      :-----------------------------------------------------------                  :            2011             :           2012 1/            -----------------------------------------------------------------------------                  :                        1,000 tons                                           :                                                            United States ...:           5,370.0                       5,842.0            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/ Based on a 3-year average lint-seed ratio.                                                   

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