Cotton processing consists of cleaning and drying of cotton to improve the fiber quality, cotton ginning to separate the seed from lint and compression of lint to bales. The bales are then spun into yarns for use in the textile industry. The seeds are crushed to get cottonseed oil and cottonseed cake which is used as livestock feed. The cotton processing market is expected to have a significant growth driven by the growing demand for cotton from the textile industry. Demand for cotton is high from the healthcare industry which is also expected to drive the market growth. But the high cost of production of cotton due to the use of obsolete equipment is estimated to hamper the market growth.
By product, lint segment is estimated to have a significant market share as it is used for manufacturing textiles, surgical bandages and household textiles. By application, the textiles segment creates significant demand for effective cotton processing techniques due to rising demand for different types of apparels. By equipment, demand for spinning is expected to be significant due to increasing demand for cotton yarns in textile and medical applications. By operation, automatic segment is estimated to have a significant market growth as they help in achieving operational efficiency and low labour cost. By geography, the Asia Pacific region is expected to have a significant market share due to the high production of cotton in these regions.
Growing demand for cotton across multiple industries
The high cost of production due to obsolete equipment
In March 2019, it was announced that China State Machinery Industry Construction Group Inc will help the Shino Tajikistan Kulyab Textile Industry Park raise $300 million for processing cotton fiber in Tajikistan.
Due to a shortage in supply of cotton in India, Maharashtra ginning units were operating at 30 -40% production capacity in April 2019
The Cotton Processing Market has been analyzed through the following segments:
Medical & Surgical
Semi-automatic and Manual
Middle East and Africa