Each publication contains detailed individual analyst and average (mean) price forecasts for the next 8 quarters, as well as the long-term outlook for the upcoming 10 year period. This is complemented with in-depth graphical and written analysis. In addition, Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts features a closer look at changes in the macroeconomic outlook in the world's major economies, and a selection of currency forecasts taken from our Foreign Exchange Consensus Forecasts publication. The publication has many practical uses including commodity investment analysis, risk management, corporate planning, and budgeting. The commodities covered have been selected for their global appeal and traded on prominent futures markets such as the London Metal Exchange (LME), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and InterContinental Exchange (ICE).

Forecast Coverage for Cotton

ICE Cotton No. 2 contract calls for physical delivery of cotton of certain minimum standards of basis grade and staple length. The world's most important textile raw material. US Futures Market: ICE Pricing: US¢/lb Contract size: 50,000 pounds net weight.

Cotton Price History

The chart below illustrates the trend in cotton prices since January 2014, measured in US¢/lb.  

Consensus Forecasts for Cotton

The sample table below has been extracted from our September 2022 survey, showing individual and consensus price forecasts for cotton. The publication includes forecasts for more than 30 other commodities, and the accompanying Excel file includes individual panellist forecasts for all commodities featured in Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts.

Cotton and Coverage of Other Commodities

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