Top Cotton Producing Countries

Cotton lint production in tonnes

Cotton thread on bobbins from top cotton producing countries.

Cotton was first cultivated and used for fabric more than 5,000 years ago in India and Mexico. India, China, the United States, Pakistan, Brazil, and Uzbekistan are the largest producers of cotton lint. See the complete list below. Data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Top Cotton Producing Countries
RankCountryTonnes (Metric Tons)

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