In the next cotton cycle, shipments from Brazil are expected to reach 1.74 million tons. From August 2021 to April 2022, the country exported 1.58 million tons of cotton. To increase its cotton production capacity, Brazil has launched Cotton Brazil, an international market development program to promote agricultural sustainability.
The program has striven to develop appropriate agricultural practices through research and innovation over the past two decades and ensuring sustainable cotton cultivation, says Marcelo Duarte, Director - International Relations, The Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (ABRAPA). The Indonesian textile industry, which imports 41 per cent cotton from Brazil, is seen to have positive growth potential. This will be improved in the future by utilizing sustainable raw materials.
Especially for Indonesia, Cotton Brazil plans to launch a Seller Mission in the fourth quarter, which will allow it to forge stronger partnerships with companies across the industry value chain, explains Marcelo.