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How Important Is Texas To U.S.
Cotton Production?

 

A year-by-year look at Texas and U.S. cotton production reveals just how important this state is to the industry.

Texas acres planted each year
2000 – 6.4 million
2001 – 6.0 million
2002 – 5.6 million
2003 – 5.6 million
2004 – 5.8 million
2005 – 5.9 million
2006 – 6.4 million
2007 – 4.9 million
2008 – 5.0 million

Texas average yearly yield
2000 – 432 pounds
2001 – 483 pounds
2002 – 540 pounds
2003 – 480 pounds
2004 – 695 pounds
2005 – 724 pounds
2006 – 679 pounds
2007 – 843 pounds
2008 – 650 pounds

Texas acres harvested each year
2000 – 4.4 million
2001 – 4.2 million
2002 – 4.5 million
2003 – 4.3 million
2004 – 5.3 million
2005 – 5.6 million
2006 – 4.1 million
2007 – 4.7 million
2008 – 3.4 million

Texas total yearly production
2000 – 3.9 million bales
2001 – 4.2 million bales
2002 – 5.1 million bales
2003 – 4.3 million bales
2004 – 7.7 million bales
2005 – 8.4 million bales
2006 – 5.8 million bales
2007 – 8.2 million bales
2008 – 4.6 million bales

U.S. acres planted each year
2003 – 13.4 million
2004 – 13.6 million
2005 – 14.2 million
2006 – 15.2 million
2007 – 10.8 million
2008 – 9.4 million

U.S. average yearly yield
2003 – 730 pounds
2004 – 855 pounds
2005 – 831 pounds
2006 – 814 pounds
2007 – 879 pounds
2008 – 810 pounds

U.S. acres harvested each year
2003 – 12 million
2004 – 13 million
2005 – 13.8 million
2006 – 12.7 million
2007 – 10.4 million
2008 – 7.7 million

U.S. total yearly production
2003 – 18.2 million bales
2004 – 23.2 million bales
2005 – 23.8 million bales
2006 – 21.5 million bales
2007 – 19.2 million bales
2008 – 13 million bales

Source: USDA-NASS



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