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Cotton Processing Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 87 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5318566
The cotton processing market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period

Key Highlights

  • The market is likely to be driven by the rising demand for processed cotton, especially from the cotton textile and medical and surgical markets. Raw cotton is used as a key ingredient in textile manufacturing applications, and there are no raw materials to substitute it. Hence, the textile segment has accounted for the largest share of the global cotton processing market.
  • In 2022, The Noida Apparel Export Cluster (NAEC) seeked intervention from the government in containing the high cost of cotton yarn and fabrics, saying rising prices are impacting exporters. Indian exporters are losing export orders and facing tough competition in the global export market. Moreover, they are also losing the confidence of the importers and hurting production costs. NAEC president suggested control of cotton exports, removal of 10 percent cotton import duty, and development of a mechanism to regulate the prices of cotton and other raw materials to support the sector. This will raise the growth of the market in the coming years.
  • The textile industry’s production of fiber through the manufacturing of consumer end products is complicated, with the content of the material often determining the end use. So, The federal government of the United States and the government of India has enacted several laws and regulations governing the sale of textile fibers, materials, and products within the country. According to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (TFPIA), specific information about the fiber content of textile products must be included on labels that are prominently attached and securely affixed to the item at the time of sale and delivery to the final consumer. This will develop the bonding between consumers and manufacturers for building the cotton sector and will drive the market to grow during the anticipated years.
  • The market is dominated by the Asia Pacific region owing to the high production of cotton in the countries of China, India, and Pakistan. Cotton lint finds application in manufacturing different types of surgical bandages, apparel, and household textiles. The rise in urbanization and change in the lifestyle of consumers has led to an increase in the demand for textiles, which, in turn, is projected to drive the growth of the lint segment further.

Cotton Processing Market Trends

Increasing Textile Production is Driving the Market

Cotton is grown in subtropical and seasonally dry tropical areas in both the northern and southern hemispheres, although most of the world’s production takes place north of the equator. The main producing countries are India, China, the United States, Brazil, and Pakistan. Together, these countries account for more than 75% of global production. According to Chemical Fiber Industry Association, global cotton production slightly declined in 2021 with 24.4 million metric ton compared to last year due to the pandemic effect all over the world. India accounting for more than 40% of the global increase. Synthetic fibers are preferably used more than natural fibers because they are more durable and elastic. Synthetic fibers are stronger, softer, and cheaper as compared to natural fibers which are increasing demand and growth of the market in coming years.

In India, Government is promoting organic farming under the schemes viz., Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for Northeastern Region (MOVCDNER). Both schemes provide end-to-end support for organic farmers from organic production to certification and marketing including post-harvest management support like processing, packaging, storage, etc. This will make the country grow in the coming years.

Based on consumer interest, organic cotton fiber is used in everything from personal care items like sanitary products, make-up removal pads, cotton puffs, ear swabs), to fabrics, home furnishings like towels, bathrobes, sheets, blankets, bedding, mattresses), children's products, and apparel of all kinds and styles.

In recent years, the production of textiles for both apparel and non-apparel use has increased globally. The textile industry is also a major sector of the global economy, employing hundreds of millions around the world, and thus, it is driven by an increasing global population. Textiles used in automobiles are generally non-apparels broadly used in cars, buses, and trains, and the market is also experiencing good growth owing to the flourishing automobile production and rapid industrialization in emerging nations across the world. The emerging textile markets worldwide rely on the cotton processing market for raw materials, which is driving the market, globally.

The cotton lint segment experiences the highest demand from the textile industry. The rise in urbanization and change in the lifestyle of consumers has led to an increase in the demand for textiles, which, in turn, is projected to drive the growth of the lint segment further. Additionally, the growing awareness about product quality among consumers is projected to reflect positively on the growth of the cotton processing market in the coming years.

Asia Pacific Leads the Cotton Processing Market

Asia Pacific dominates the current cotton processing market, which is also estimated to lead the market in the forecast period. Some factors influencing this dominance in the market include the rising textile industry, consumer goods, and animal feed in countries, like China, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. In addition, approximately two-thirds of cottonseed is used for animal feed, and cottonseed oil is used in a variety of food products, including cookies and chips. The countries in the region have favorable climatic conditions for cotton production.

According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), China and India are the top two users of raw cotton. However, China is the world’s leader in processing raw cotton fiber into textiles and apparel because of favorable government policy and the industry has kept consumption below its peak and accounts for one-third of global cotton mill use. India’s cotton consumption is second globally, accounting for about 20 percent of the total, while Pakistan contributes another 9 percent; however, both countries’ share remains relatively stable. In contrast, upward trends in cotton consumption have occurred in Bangladesh and Vietnam, where companies are shifting their manufacturing to countries with relatively cheap labor, thereby increasing their demand for and consumption of raw cotton fiber.This encourages cotton processors to invest in the cotton processing market in the region.

Additionally, the rising incidents of chronic diseases and accidents and increasing awareness and hygiene concerns among consumers have given rise to the consumption of processed cotton in hospitals and medical use. Moreover, technological advancements to increase productivity are propelling the market further.

Cotton Processing Industry Overview

The global cotton processing market is consolidated, with a few significant players occupying a majority of the market share. The leading players in the market, like Lummus Corp. Cherokee Fabrication, Shandong Swan Cotton Industrial Machinery Stock Co., Nipha Exports, and Bajaj, focus on increasing their presence through undertaking investments and expansions and developing products specific to consumer preferences in these regions. Most of the major companies have a strong presence in the Asia Pacific and North American regions.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
4.4.2 Bargaining Powers of Suppliers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat from Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Cotton Product Type
5.1.1 Lint
5.1.2 Cottonseed
5.1.3 Other Product Types
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Textiles
5.2.2 Surgical and Medical
5.2.3 Feed
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3 Equipment
5.3.1 Spinning
5.3.2 Ginning
5.3.3 Other Equipment
5.4 Operation
5.4.1 Automatic
5.4.2 Semi-Automatic
5.4.3 Other Operations
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.5.2 Europe United Kingdom France Italy Spain Germany Rest of Europe
5.5.3 Asia Pacific China India Japan Australia Rest of Asia Pacific
5.5.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.5.5 Africa South Africa Rest of Africa
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Bajaj Group of Companies
6.3.2 Balkan Group of Companies
6.3.3 Bhagwati Engineering Works
6.3.5 Cherokee Fabrication
6.3.6 Karunanand Hydropneumatic Controls (P)
6.3.7 Lummus Corp.
6.3.8 Mitsun Engineering
6.3.10 Rieter
6.3.12 Shandong Swan Cotton Industrial Machinery Stock Co.
6.3.13 Toyota Industries Corporation

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bajaj Group of Companies
  • Balkan Group of Companies
  • Bhagwati Engineering Works
  • Cherokee Fabrication
  • Karunanand Hydropneumatic Controls (P)
  • Lummus Corp.
  • Mitsun Engineering
  • Rieter
  • Shandong Swan Cotton Industrial Machinery Stock Co.
  • Toyota Industries Corporation