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Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Dec 27, 2013 01:28 PM CST

Brazil's 2013-14 Cotton Crop Seen 30% Higher

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.).

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