The prices of cotton will moderate during 2013 to 2020 and would remain between 76.76 cents for pound and 97.45 cents per pound during the period, says a recent report.
Global cotton prices have grown at an annual average rate of 8.55 percent, when the calendar year prices were considered for the last decade 2002-12, states “Global Cotton Supply & End Use Demand: Trends & Forecasts 2013”, a report prepared by the Market Watch division of Fibre2fashion.com.
However, when considered on a crop year basis, i.e. from August to July, global cotton prices have grown at an annual rate of 8.60 percent during the last decade, the report states.
Global cotton prices clocked an all time high of 229.6 cents/lb in March 2011 and then slowly decreased to 80.87 cents/lb in November 2012, the report states on the basis of Cotlook A Index.
Based on the average cotton prices during the last decade, the report predicts average quarterly cotton prices for the period till 2020. The average price in 2013 is likely to be 82.68 cents/lb, which is projected to rise to 88.37 cents/lb in 2020.
The average cotton prices in the first quarter are likely to remain the highest among the four quarters in a calendar year, while the third quarter prices would remain the lowest.