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Production Estimates and Facts

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

Production Estimates

States 12/15 11/15 10/15 09/15 08/15
Arizona 43,000 43,000 43,000 43,000 43,000
California 356,000 356,000 356,000 356,000 350,000
New Mexico 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 11,000
Texas 36,000 36,000 36,000 36,000 28,000
Totals 451,000 451,000 451,000 451,000 432,000

Harvest Acres Estimate

States 12/15 11/15 10/15 09/15 08/15
Arizona 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000
California 114,000 114,000 114,000 114,000 109,000
New Mexico 7,300 7,300 7,300 7,300 4,900
Texas 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 14,000
Totals 154,300 154,300 154,300 154,300 145,900

Average Yield Estimates

States 12/15 11/15 10/15 09/15 08/15
Arizona 1,147 1,147 1,147 1,147 1,147
California 1,499 1,499 1,499 1,499 1,541
New Mexico 1,052 1,052 1,052 1,052 1,078
Texas 1,152 1,152 1,152 1,152 960
Average Yield 1,403 1,403 1,403 1,403 1,421

Past Crop Years Production

States 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
Arizona 30,000 3,200 7,600 20,000 4,400
California 500,000 610,000 752,450 785,000 464,000
New Mexico 8,400 6,000 5,900 6,200 4,700
Texas 28,000 15,000 13,350 40,000 31,000
Totals 566,400 634,200 779,300 851,200 504,100

Past Crop Years Harvest Acres

States 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
Arizona 14,500 1,500 3,000 10,000 2,500
California 154,000 187,000 224,000 273,000 180,000
New Mexico 5,300 3,500 2,300 3,400 2,700
Texas 16,000 9,000 7,500 18,500 16,500
Totals 189,800 201,000 236,800 304,900 201,700

Past Crop Years Average Yield

States 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2010/11
Arizona 993 1,024 1,168 960 845
California 1,558 1,574 1,614 1,380 1,237
New Mexico 761 847 1,043 875 836
Texas 840 847 928 1,038 902
Average Yield 1,432 1,527 1,581 1,340 1,200

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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