A suite of Australian cotton industry gross margin budgets are available for the 2017-18 season. The budgets are provided for both those in and out of the industry to gain an understanding of the operations, production costs and margins for the cotton industry.
The gross margin budgets represent the difference between gross income and the variable costs of producing the crop. They do not take into account risk, overhead costs (such as machinery depreciation, interest payments or permanent labour) and they do not calculate farm profit. Operations will vary from field to field, and between farms and regions. These budgets provide an indication only and cotton growers are advised to tailer their own budgets to the requirements of individual paddocks.
The 2017-18 Cotton gross margins include:
- Furrow irrigated
- Furrow irrigated - all operations contracted
- Dryland - Single & Double skip
- Overhead irrigated
- Notes & assumptions
The Australian cotton industry gross margins are bought to you by the cotton industry’s joint extension program, CottonInfo. The gross margins may be downloaded as individual files by clicking the above links, or as one compendium by clicking 'download here' below.