Cotton

Cotton decreased to 87.34 Cents/lb in April from 89.52 Cents/lb in March of 2014. Cotton averaged 56.01 from 1912 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 210.64 in March of 2011 and a record low of 5.66 in December of 1930. The biggest producers of cotton in the world are China (26% of total production in 2010/11 fiscal year) and India (22%), followed by United States, Pakistan, Brazil, Australia and Uzbekistan. The United States is the biggest exporter of cotton (40% of total exports). India, Australia, Brazil and Uzbekistan also have a big share in the cotton trade. Cotton, a soft fiber that grows around the cotton plant, is the world’s most widely-used natural fiber for clothing.To maximize the needs of the cotton market, the New York Mercantile Exchange has made available a cocoa futures contract for trading on the CME Globex® trading platform and for clearing through NYMEX ClearPort® clearing. The size of each contract is 50,000 pounds and its commodity code is TT. It is financially settled, and the final settlement price shall be set at the value of the New York Board of Trade cotton futures contract on the termination day of the contract month, or as specified by the Board of Directors. This page provides - Cotton - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-21

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
87.34 89.52 210.64 5.66 87.22 | 2014/05 1912 - 2014 Cents/lb Daily

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Cotton
LIST BY COUNTRY


Energy Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Crude oil CL1 104.33 103.71 0.62 0.60 % 0.27 % 4.36 % 18.50 % [+]
Brent crude oil COG1 109.91 109.27 0.64 0.59 % 1.75 % 2.08 % 11.19 % [+]
Ethanol DL1 2.83 3.30 -0.47 -14.24 % 0.00 % -29.60 % 8.43 % [+]
Heating oil HO1 2.92 2.89 0.03 1.04 % 0.00 % 1.04 % 4.66 % [+]
Natural gas NG1 4.57 4.62 -0.05 -1.08 % -1.30 % 5.79 % 4.34 % [+]
Gasoline XB1 2.97 2.85 0.12 4.21 % 0.00 % 3.85 % 7.22 % [+]

Metals Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Aluminum AL1 1,829.50 1,839.00 -9.50 -0.52 % -0.79 % 8.80 % -1.63 % [+]
Coal Coal 74.25 74.75 -0.50 -0.67 % -0.40 % -0.34 % -15.05 % [+]
Cobalt Cobalt 29,500.00 29,750.00 -250.00 -0.84 % 0.00 % -4.84 % 8.46 % [+]
Gold GC1 1,298.90 1,299.70 -0.80 -0.06 % -2.25 % -2.71 % -7.46 % [+]
Copper HG1 6,662.50 6,627.00 35.50 0.54 % 0.01 % 2.67 % -4.29 % [+]
Lead Lead 2,122.75 2,120.50 2.25 0.11 % 1.14 % 3.41 % 6.23 % [+]
Molybden Molybden 28,000.00 27,000.00 1,000.00 3.70 % 3.70 % 27.27 % 16.67 % [+]
Nickel Nickel 17,877.00 17,807.00 70.00 0.39 % 0.78 % 11.25 % 18.40 % [+]
Palladium Palladium 801.00 800.00 1.00 0.13 % -1.48 % 1.52 % 18.32 % [+]
Platinum PL1 1,437.00 1,442.00 -5.00 -0.35 % -1.98 % -0.14 % 0.84 % [+]
Silver SI1 1,962.00 1,960.00 2.00 0.10 % -0.61 % -4.53 % -17.08 % [+]
Steel Steel 405.00 395.00 10.00 2.53 % 0.00 % 0.00 % 131.43 % [+]
Tin Tin 23,482.00 23,528.00 -46.00 -0.20 % -0.01 % 2.88 % 13.38 % [+]
Zinc Zinc 2,049.00 2,053.25 -4.25 -0.21 % 0.34 % 5.41 % 10.70 % [+]

Agricultural Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Beef Beef 7.77 7.76 0.01 0.13 % -0.13 % -4.55 % 20.28 % [+]
Corn C A 476.00 478.50 -2.50 -0.52 % -1.55 % 4.04 % -27.38 % [+]
Cocoa CC1 3,049.15 3,049.36 -0.21 -0.01 % -0.57 % 0.65 % 29.31 % [+]
Cotton CT1 87.34 86.79 0.55 0.63 % 0.49 % -2.75 % 7.35 % [+]
Coffee KC1 182.22 190.69 -8.47 -4.44 % -7.22 % 9.80 % 33.65 % [+]
Oat Oat 456.50 457.50 -1.00 -0.22 % 0.11 % 2.13 % 7.54 % [+]
Rice RR1 15.38 15.41 -0.03 -0.19 % -0.26 % -0.26 % 0.98 % [+]
Rubber Rubber 589.00 591.00 -2.00 -0.34 % -0.08 % -6.88 % -18.14 % [+]
Soybeans S A 1,512.00 1,519.50 -7.50 -0.49 % 2.47 % 7.54 % 4.20 % [+]
Sugar SB1 17.65 17.38 0.27 1.55 % 1.20 % 2.44 % -2.11 % [+]
Wheat W A 614.50 611.00 3.50 0.57 % 1.32 % -4.10 % -8.69 % [+]
Wool Wool 1,048.00 1,043.00 5.00 0.48 % 2.85 % 1.26 % 4.28 % [+]


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