Cotton System Consumption and Stocks

Cotton System Consumption and Stocks

ISSN: 2378-2471

Released July 1, 2022, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA).

Highlights

April 2022 contained 30 days.
May 2022 contained 31 days.

Extra long staple cotton consumed on the cotton system was 278,000 pounds in
May 2022, down 38 percent from April 2022 and down 60 percent from May 2021.
May 2022 stocks on hand on the last Saturday of the month totaled 2.01
million pounds, up 3 percent from April 2022 and up 67 percent from May 2021.

Total Manmade fiber consumed on the cotton system was 33.2 million pounds
during May 2022, down 1 percent from April 2022 and down 5 percent from May
2021. Of the total manmade fiber consumed, 92 percent was polyester staple.

Total number of spindles on the cotton system was 1.03 million during May
2022. Active spindles consuming 100 percent cotton was 596,000 in May 2022,
down 1 percent from April 2022 but up 3 percent from May 2021.

Consumption and Stocks - United States: May 2022 with Comparisons
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Item : May 2021 : April 2022 : May 2022
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Extra long staple :
Consumed :
Running bales ....................................number: 1,392 899 558
Weight .....................................1,000 pounds: 694 449 278
Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) :
Running bales ....................................number: 2,419 3,914 4,045
Weight .....................................1,000 pounds: 1,207 1,944 2,012
:
Rayon and acetate staple :
Consumed .....................................1,000 pounds: 796 1,219 972
Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) ..1,000 pounds: 1,588 (D) (D)
:
Polyester staple :
Consumed .....................................1,000 pounds: 32,100 30,709 30,576
Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) ..1,000 pounds: 22,442 22,676 22,162
:
Other manmade fiber staple :
Consumed .....................................1,000 pounds: 1,963 1,537 1,688
Stocks on hand (last Saturday of the month) ..1,000 pounds: 2,661 1,986 2,017
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(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.