Markets for Australian Cotton

99.9% of Australia's cotton is exported, making Australia the third largest cotton exporter in the world. The main reason is that there are no cotton spinning mills in Australia, which is an early stage of processing where yarn is produced. Australian cotton is shipped to spinning mills from the ports of Brisbane and Sydney, and can be delivered as fast as 7 days to mainly South Asian destinations.

The main markets for Australian cotton in 2018 were:

1. China

2. Bangladesh

3. Vietnam

4. Bangladesh

5. India

6. Indonesia

7. Turkey

8. Thailand

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