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USDA - NASS: Cotton System Consumption and Stocks (2020-04-01)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - April 1, 2020


Cotton System Consumption and Stocks

ISSN: 2378-2471

Released April 1, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Highlights

January 2020 contained 31 days.
February 2020 contained 29 days.

Extra long staple cotton consumed on the cotton system was 826,000 pounds in 
February 2020, up 8 percent from January 2020 but down 10 percent from 
February 2019. February 2020 stocks on hand on the last Saturday of the month 
totaled 976,000 pounds, up 22 percent from January 2020 but down 43 percent 
from February 2019. 

Total Manmade fiber consumed on the cotton system was 31.0 million pounds 
during February 2020, down 4 percent from January 2020 and down 7 percent 
from February 2019. Of the total manmade fiber consumed, 92 percent was 
polyester staple.

Total number of spindles on the cotton system was 1.23 million during 
February 2020. Active spindles consuming 100 percent cotton was 593,000 in 
February 2020, down 9 percent from January 2020 and down 9 percent from 
February 2019.

Consumption and Stocks - United States: February 2020 with Comparisons
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                            Item                            : February 2019 : January 2020  : February 2020 
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Extra long staple                                           :                                               
  Consumed                                                  :                                               
    Running bales ....................................number:     1,852           1,531           1,691     
    Weight .....................................1,000 pounds:       918             763             826     
  Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month)               :                                               
    Running bales ....................................number:     3,403           1,599           1,968     
    Weight .....................................1,000 pounds:     1,702             799             976     
                                                            :                                               
Rayon and acetate staple                                    :                                               
  Consumed .....................................1,000 pounds:       694             964             989     
  Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) ..1,000 pounds:     2,130           1,282             914     
                                                            :                                               
Polyester staple                                            :                                               
  Consumed .....................................1,000 pounds:    31,034          28,686          28,472     
  Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) ..1,000 pounds:    26,448          34,554          29,433     
                                                            :                                               
Other manmade fiber staple                                  :                                               
  Consumed .....................................1,000 pounds:     1,739           2,623           1,512     
  Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) ..1,000 pounds:     3,141           2,587           1,779     
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Spindles in Place, Active Spindles and Spindle Hours Operated - United States: February 2020
with Comparisons
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                            Item                            : February 2019 : January 2020  : February 2020 
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Cotton-system spindles in place                             :                                               
  Ring spindles .......................................1,000:      952             917             917      
  Airjet spindles .....................................1,000:       35              26              26      
  Open-end spindles ...................................1,000:      311             285             287      
                                                            :                                               
Cotton-system spindles active                               :                                               
  Spindles consuming 100% cotton ......................1,000:      653             649             593      
                                               million hours:      429             503             400      
  Spindles consuming 100% manmade fiber ...............1,000:       42              37              40      
                                               million hours:       20              21              23      
  Spindles consuming mixtures or blends ...............1,000:      532             490             539      
                                               million hours:      328             351             348      
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Statistical Methodology 

Survey Procedures: Cotton System Consumption and Stocks is part of the 
Current Agricultural Industrial Reports (CAIR) program. CAIR reports are 
administered under NASS's Census of Agriculture program. Response to CAIR 
surveys are required by law (Title 7, U.S. Code). Data are collected from all 
known mills that consume cotton.

The census universe was determined during operation profile interviews which 
were completed for each potential facility to identify the presence of cotton 
consumption and spindle activity in 2014. 

In the Cotton and Manmade Fiber Staple survey questionnaires, mills are asked 
for previous calendar month data on cotton and manmade fiber consumed, stocks 
and spindle activity. Mills are mailed questionnaires with the options of 
completing the survey by mail or by Electronic Data Reporting (EDR). For 
surveys not received in a reasonable amount of time, telephone follow-up is 
conducted.

Estimating Procedures: Imputation is done for operations with non-response by 
using historical data and current data relationships. Data for reporting 
firms are added to estimates for non-reporting firms to obtain National 
totals.

Revision Policy: Data are revised the following month based on late reports 
or corrected data. Final figures are published in the annual summary of the 
following year. 

Reliability: Approximately 50 reports are received each month which represent 
about 95 percent of total spindles. Monthly data can vary due to different 
firms reporting month to month. Survey data are also subject to non-sampling 
errors such as omissions and mistakes in reporting and in processing the 
data. While these errors cannot be measured directly, they are minimized by 
carefully reviewing all reported data for consistency and reasonableness.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity statisticians in the Crops Branch of the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service to contact for additional 
information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to nass@nass.usda.gov.

Lance Honig, Chief, Crops Branch............................ (202) 720-2127

Chris Hawthorn, Head, Field Crops Section................... (202) 720-2127
   David Colwell - Current Agricultural Industrial Reports.. (202) 720-8800
   Chris Hawthorn - Corn, Flaxseed, Proso Millet............ (202) 720-9526
   James Johanson - County Estimates, Hay................... (202) 690-8533
   Jeff Lemmons - Oats, Soybeans............................ (202) 690-3234
   Irwin Anolik - Crop Weather.............................. (202) 720-7621
   Chris Hawthorn - Peanuts, Rice........................... (202) 720-7688
   Jean Porter - Rye, Wheat................................. (202) 720-8068
   Chris Singh - Cotton, Cotton Ginnings, Sorghum........... (202) 720-5944
   Travis Thorson - Barley, Sunflower, Other Oilseeds....... (202) 720-7369
   
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