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Production Estimates and Facts

Production listed in 480 lb bales. Estimate released by USDA - NAS

Production Estimates

States 08/16 05/16 12/15 11/15 10/15
Arizona 30,000 31,000 43,000 43,000 43,000
California 490,000 361,000 356,000 356,000 356,000
New Mexico 13,000 13,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Texas 32,000 28,000 36,000 36,000 36,000
Totals 565,000 433,000 451,000 451,000 451,000

Harvest Acres Estimate

States 08/16 05/16 12/15 11/15 10/15
Arizona 14,500 17,000 18,000 18,000 18,000
California 153,000 116,000 114,000 114,000 114,000
New Mexico 6,800 6,900 7,300 7,300 7,300
Texas 16,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
Totals 190,300 154,900 154,300 154,300 154,300

Average Yield Estimates

States 08/16 05/16 12/15 11/15 10/15
Arizona 993 875 1,147 1,147 1,147
California 1,537 1,494 1,499 1,499 1,499
New Mexico 918 904 1,052 1,052 1,052
Texas 960 896 1,152 1,152 1,152
Average Yield 1,425 1,342 1,403 1,403 1,403

Past Crop Years Production

States 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Arizona 31,000 30,000 3,200 7,600 20,000
California 361,000 500,000 610,000 752,450 785,000
New Mexico 13,000 8,400 6,000 5,900 6,200
Texas 28,000 28,000 15,000 13,350 40,000
Totals 433,000 566,400 634,200 779,300 851,200

Past Crop Years Harvest Acres

States 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Arizona 17,000 14,500 1,500 3,000 10,000
California 116,00 154,000 187,000 224,000 273,000
New Mexico 6,900 5,300 3,500 2,300 3,400
Texas 15,000 16,000 9,000 7,500 18,500
Totals 154,900 189,800 201,000 236,800 304,900

Past Crop Years Average Yield

States 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Arizona 875 993 1,024 1,168 960
California 1,494 1,558 1,574 1,614 1,380
New Mexico 904 761 847 1,043 875
Texas 896 840 847 928 1,038
Average Yield 1,342 1,432 1,527 1,581 1,340

Annual Average Crop Quality

Year Staple Length Micronaire Grade Strength
2014/15 47.9 (1.4 in.) 4.0

95.1% Grade 2 & better

42.7 (grams/tex)
2013/14 48.04 (1.4 in.) 4.0

97.1% Grade 2 & better

43.4 (grams/tex)
2012/13 47.5 (1.38 in.) 4.0

95.3% Grade 2 & better

42.8 (grams/tex)
2011/12 47.9 (1.4 in.) 3.9

91.8% Grade 2 & better

42.3 (grams/tex)
2010/11 48.0 (1.4 in.) 3.8

85.2% Grade 2 & better

41.6 (grams/tex)
2009/10 47.5 (1.38 in.) 4.0

84.3% Grade 2 & better

41.3 (grams/tex)
2008/09 47.5 (1.38 in.) 4.0

94.7% Grade 2 & better

41.6 (grams/tex)
2007/08 46.81 (1.361 in.) 4.0

95.3% Grade 2 & better

40.6 (grams/tex)
2006/07 47.86 (1.391 in.) 4.0

85.2% Grade 2 & better

40.1 (grams/tex)
2005/06 47.69 (1.386 in.) 4.0

88.1% Grade 2 & better

40.4 (grams/tex)
2004/05 46.55 (1.354 in.) 4.0

76.1% Grade 2 & better

40.3 (grams/tex)
2003/04 46.92 (1.364 in.) 4.1

95.5% Grade 2 & better

40.5 (grams/tex)
2002/03 46.53 (1.354 in.) 4.1

92.9% Grade 2 & better

40.9 (grams/tex)
2001/02 45.75 (1.33 in.) 4.0

91% Grade 2 & better

40.2 (grams/tex)

Standard Grades

High Grades: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3
Lower Grades: No. 4, No. 5, No. 6

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