Brazilian cotton output will jump 30% in 2013-14 on a major expansion of area and recovering yields after a difficult 2012-13, the Brazilian Cotton Producers Association (Abrapa) forecast Friday.
The association pegged production at 1.26 million metric tons, while area is seen growing 22% to 2.6 million acres.
Planting begins in November and harvesting runs through to July.
Area rebounded from a major decline in 2012-13 in response to slumping prices.
Average yields will be around 1.43 tons per hectare. Production costs will rise 7.0% to 5.677.55 per ha, ($974 per acre.).