Bifrost is engaged in marketing this softy, fluffy staple fiber for over last 20 years. The use of cotton for fabric is known to date to prehistoric times; fragments of cotton fabric dated from 5000 BC have been excavated in Indus Valley Civilization (modern day Pakistan) and parts of Central America mainly Mexico. Although cultivated since antiquity, it was the invention of the cotton gin that so lowered the cost of production that led to its widespread use, and it is the most widely used natural fiber cloth in clothing today.
Current estimates for world production are about 25 million tones annually, accounting for 2.5% of the world’s arable land. China is the world’s largest producer of cotton, but most of this is used domestically. The United States has been the largest exporter for many years.
Types of cotton that we market
Upland cotton: A native to Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and southern Florida. Which is now produced by many countries and constitutes about 90% world production.
Extra-long staple cotton: Native to tropical South America. Is produced mainly in USA and some few other countries constitutes about 8% of total production.
Leading Cotton Growing Countries (produces about in million bales)
|Countries||Million in Bales|
|People’s Republic of China||33.00|
The five leading exporters of cotton are
- The United States
The largest non-producing importers are Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Hong Kong, and Japan.
The other raw cotton producing and exporter countries are; Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, and others
Bifrost with utmost care and experience selects the best type of cotton to meet the demand of its buyers. The following parameters are strictly maintained while shipping consignments under signed contracts:
- Staple Length
- Price per pound
- Fiber Strength
- Fiber Color
Bifrost in collaboration with growers and international merchants, ships cotton from most of the larger cotton growing countries following per buyer’s demand and requirements. Bifrost has established Agents and Consultants located in all major raw cotton buying countries and welcomes you to take advantage of these reliable and experience professionals.