Despite the continuous hurricane and heavy rainfall in the cotton growing areas of the United States since the harvest of new cotton, the continuous improvement of American cotton varieties has significantly improved the yield and quality of new flowers. The quality of new cotton after bad weather is still very good. This year's fiber length and strength are still the best in history. The new cotton in the Delta region may pose a challenge to Australian cotton.
According to statistics, the average fiber length of Arkansas reaches 38.52, of which 28.2% reaches 39, and 24% reaches 40 and above, which even far exceeds that of C / a cotton. This year, only 18.9% of the latter is 39 or more. Moreover, 52.2% of new cotton in Arkansas is 39 or above, while only 29.6% of Australian cotton reaches this level. In terms of strength, the average new cotton in Arkansas reached 31.36 g / tex, of which 11.9% reached 33 and above, very close to the level of Australian cotton in 2020 (30.1-31.9). In addition, since the inspection of new cotton, the proportion of new cotton color grade reaching 41 in South Central America has ranged from 52.1% to 67.7%, and only Tennessee has a slightly lower proportion (26.5%).
In the southeastern region, which was hardest hit by the hurricane, three states had too much debris from the new cottonseed hull, possibly as a result of seed germination after excessive rainfall. I dare not discount the quality of these new cotton mills. Georgia has tested 616500 bales. Of the 174000 bales tested last week, 36.4% of the tested cottonseed hulls were too high, and 23.1% of all the new cotton tested in the state contained too much. In Alabama, 288400 packages were inspected, 14.3% of which were too high. 26.1% had this problem last week. In Florida, 36.3% cottonseed hull content was too high.
Last week, the color grade of Texas new cotton was very ideal, 77.3% was 11 and 21, 67.1% was 1-2 grade, the lint length was a little short, the average was 35.85, 20.9% was 34 and below, but 37.1% reached 37 and above, and the strength was 30.36 g / tex. the main problem was that the average horse value was 3.96, and 19.4% was 3.4 and below.
By the end of last week, the US cotton grading inspection volume was 6.868216 million bales, which was slower than in previous years. From this year's situation, the proportion of high-grade fiber will be very low, and the number of high-grade fibers will be very limited. Most of the 5 million bales of US cotton exported to China this year are m-grade. Therefore, the high-grade supply of American cotton will be very tight in the later stage, which may provide opportunities for Australian cotton export.