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CFD on the daily spot price of Cotton no.2 (CT).

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Product Type: CommoditySubtype: Agriculture
Country: United States (US)Currency: USD
Trading Hours: According to marketMeasurement Unit: Pound (lb)
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Cotton is an important crop and soft commodity that is more widely used than any other fiber in the world. The most important factors affecting the price of cotton are subsidies, very dry or wet weather, competing for synthetic fibers and demand from emerging markets. However, cotton production is also affected by decisions by farmers on whether they opt to grow corn (for ethanol distillation) instead. Cotton also competes with soybeans since they are planted in the same fields in the American south.

Interesting Facts:

  • Cotton futures are traded on ICE Futures US alongside other soft commodities.
  • Even though the long-term price of cotton is relatively low, the cost of cotton has been volatile over the past few decades, peaking in 2010 – 2011.
  • China is the world’s largest producer of cotton, but the United States is the world’s largest cotton exporter.