Cotton  1912-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Cotton decreased 0.04 Cents/lb or 0.06% to 71.38 on Friday December 9 from 71.42 in the previous trading session. Historically, Cotton reached an all time high of 210.64 in March of 2011 and a record low of 5.66 in December of 1930.

Cotton is expected to trade at 71.80 Cents/lb by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 69.60 in 12 months time.
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Energy Actual Change Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Crude Oil 51.28 0.50 0.98% 0.43% 15.47% 38.33% Dec/09
Brent 54.17 0.34 0.63% 0.44% 17.98% 36.84% Dec/09
Natural gas 3.73 0.04 1.00% 7.94% 41.65% 85.02% Dec/09
Gasoline 1.51 0.01 0.46% -2.92% 12.88% 17.95% Dec/09
Heating oil 1.63 0.01 0.57% -0.88% 13.70% 33.33% Dec/09
Ethanol 1.63 0.01 -0.85% -2.22% -5.06% 11.47% Dec/09

Metals Actual Change Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Gold 1,168.20 2.58 -0.22% -0.33% -7.23% 9.02% Dec/09
Silver 17.10 0.08 0.48% 3.53% -8.10% 21.12% Dec/09
Palladium 738.80 0.83 -0.11% -0.40% 7.15% 36.43% Dec/09
Platinum 936.35 3.35 -0.36% 0.70% -4.00% 9.54% Dec/09

Agricultural Actual Change Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Corn 350.00 3.50 -0.99% 3.70% 7.36% -7.71% Dec/09
Soybeans 1,031.50 4.50 0.44% 0.29% 3.36% 17.32% Dec/09
Wheat 388.00 20.25 -4.96% 0.13% -4.14% -21.70% Dec/09
Cotton 71.38 0.04 -0.06% 0.48% 3.15% 11.93% Dec/09
Rice 9.81 0.04 0.41% 0.93% -0.25% -11.70% Dec/09
Canola 522.50 0.30 0.06% -1.23% 2.63% 8.02% Dec/09
Cocoa 2,272.00 123.00 -5.14% -5.57% -7.30% -32.60% Dec/08
Rubber 248.60 8.20 3.41% 6.79% 20.97% 47.36% Dec/09
Orange Juice 212.95 0.45 -0.21% -4.06% -1.93% 40.24% Dec/08
Coffee 141.95 0.55 0.39% -2.04% -12.30% 11.95% Dec/09
Lumber 322.80 3.90 -1.19% -2.51% 1.93% 22.18% Dec/08
Oat 212.25 10.75 -4.82% 5.99% -3.85% -10.63% Dec/09
Wool 1,349.00 7.00 0.52% -2.10% 2.51% 7.92% Dec/08
Sugar 19.53 0.08 0.41% 0.88% -9.79% 30.11% Dec/09

Livestock Actual Change Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Live Cattle 109.05 1.73 -1.56% -1.38% 5.39% -13.81% Dec/09
Lean Hogs 55.68 4.08 -6.82% 9.60% 17.77% -0.67% Dec/09
Beef 10.12 0.04 0.40% 0.00% -2.22% 1.91% Dec/08
Feeder Cattle 126.60 0.38 -0.30% -0.92% 0.76% -16.71% Dec/09

Industrial Actual Change Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Copper 2.64 0.01 0.55% 0.24% 3.40% 27.43% Dec/09
Cobalt 30,750.00 0.00 0.00% 3.36% 6.03% 27.86% Dec/08
Lead 2,308.25 0.00 0.00% 0.39% 8.44% 37.74% Dec/08
Aluminum 1,724.00 17.00 1.00% 0.12% -1.65% 15.86% Dec/08
Tin 20,925.00 175.00 -0.83% -0.62% -1.65% 43.91% Dec/08
Zinc 2,689.00 51.00 -1.86% -1.43% 7.99% 75.75% Dec/08
Nickel 11,361.50 0.00 0.00% 1.84% -1.48% 28.57% Dec/08
Molybdenum 15,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -0.33% Dec/08
Steel 312.50 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 48.81% Dec/08
Iron Ore 82.00 1.00 1.23% 5.81% 13.89% 105.00% Dec/08
Coal 83.00 0.00 0.00% -5.36% -25.49% 58.40% Dec/08

Index Actual Change Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Baltic Dry 1,122.00 40.00 -3.44% 15.20% 26.07% 116.19% Dec/08
CRB Index 192.57 0.57 0.30% 3.91% 0.66% 1.38% Dec/08
LME Index 2,785.40 56.60 -1.99% 11.02% 12.99% 23.41% Dec/08
S&P GSCI 2,373.86 13.84 0.59% 0.39% 8.51% 6.34% Dec/09


Cotton Notes

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. Cotton - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
71.38 71.42 210.64 5.66 1912 - 2016 Cents/lb Daily