The cotton plant is a global powerhouse.
It’s been in existence for 2,000 years, and its seeds are used to make all sorts of things from clothes to shoes to umbrellas.
And yet, we’re still not as used to the cotton industry’s importance as we might like to be.
I’d like to tell you why.
So, without further ado, here’s what you need to know about the cotton plant and its story.1.
Cotton is the world’s largest cotton crop.2.
It takes roughly two to three years to produce the cotton seed.3.
About 50 million hectares of cotton fields are planted in the world each year.4.
The United States has the largest cotton growing area on Earth.5.
The cotton industry has become a global phenomenon thanks to its enormous output, a billion dollars in annual revenues, and a worldwide population of more than 6 billion people.6.
Cotton has become one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, thanks to a combination of new technologies, high demand and the emergence of new markets.7.
The industry is a major contributor to the global economy, contributing to a huge amount of jobs and revenues.8.
About 85 percent of the world is cotton-growing, but the U.S. has only about 30 percent.9.
The U.N. estimates that by 2020, the world will be home to more than 70 percent of all cotton grown.10.
Cotton grows best in hot and humid climates, but it can thrive in milder climates.11.
Cotton, like most crops, is not very durable.
It can withstand heat, drought, flooding and freezing temperatures.12.
In China, cotton has been used to manufacture luxury goods for decades, but today, China is the only country that uses it for industrial products.13.
The world’s most popular cotton fabric, the cotton satin, is made in China.
The satin is made from 100 percent cotton.14.
Cotton used in the textile industry is also the most expensive commodity on the planet.
The price of cotton is currently the highest in the World Bank’s Index of Industrial Development.15.
Cotton production is increasing at a rate of approximately 12 percent annually.16.
China produces about one-third of the global cotton production, and it accounts for more than one-quarter of all the world cotton output.17.
Cotton prices in China were historically high, at a time when many other countries were producing the same amount.
The government recently announced it will increase production, but some experts are concerned about the impact on the global market.18.
Cotton exports account for approximately 10 percent of China’s gross domestic product.19.
China is one of Asia’s largest exporters of cotton, and in 2017, China imported about 10.4 million metric tons of cotton.20.
Cotton imports are up by more than 80 percent over the last 20 years, according to the International Cotton Council.21.
About 15 percent of global cotton imports come from Asia.22.
China accounts for almost 80 percent of worldwide cotton production and exports.23.
China has one of only two cotton producers that are both listed as the top producers in the Asia Pacific region.24.
Cotton contributes $1.2 trillion in annual gross domestic products to the U!
economy, and that figure is expected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2020.25.
The World Bank estimates that the global trade in cotton is worth about $1 trillion a year.26.
The largest market for cotton is China.27.
The value of China as a producer of cotton in 2017 was $2,639 billion.28.
China accounted for nearly 50 percent of total global cotton output in 2017.29.
In 2016, China exported almost $1 billion worth of cotton to the United States.30.
In 2017, Chinese exports to the world amounted to about $6.5 billion.31.
China’s share of global production of cotton peaked in 2012, and today it accounts the largest share.32.
China made $3.4 billion worth per capita of cotton exports in 2018, and the United Kingdom is the biggest cotton importer of China.33.
The average price of a kilogram of cotton produced in China is around $50.34.35.
The prices of cotton used in manufacturing, construction and other activities are also among the highest on the market.36.
Cotton can be used in more than 20 different products, and one-fifth of the cotton products sold in the United State in 2017 were made with cotton.37.
The annual global trade worth over $30 trillion is made up of cotton and other cotton products.38.
Cotton yields vary greatly depending on the climate and the growing season.
The global average annual yield is roughly 5 percent.39.
Cotton also has the ability to be used for many different applications.
It is a natural source of energy, which can be utilized