Projections and the prospects for the 2021 Brazilian cotton harvest will be the focus of a webinar this week. The Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (Abrapa) is promoting the Cotton Brazil Harvest 2021 Roundtable, an online event to further intensify its commercial partnerships with Bengali cotton buyers.

The webinar will be held on June 9th at 7 p.m. local time. The event will be supported by the Embassy of Brazil in Bangladesh, and the ambassador, João Tabajara de Oliveira Júnior, will participate in the program.

The Cotton Brazil Harvest 2021 Roundtable is aimed at the business community and will provide a space for exchanging information among producers, mills, agents and merchants.

Cotton trade between the two countries has increased over the last ten years. Brazil is the fourth largest producer in the world and the second largest exporter of fiber in the world. Nowadays, the South American country supplies 25% of the global textile industry.

Bangladesh is one of the largest global cotton consumers, with demand estimated at 2 million tonnes for the 2020/21 season. In the 2009/10 season, Bangladesh imported 5 thousand tons of cotton from Brazil. In the current cycle, from August 2020 to May 2021, the volume went to 240 thousand tonnes, which means a growth of more than 4,000%.

Founded in 1999, Abrapa represents 99% of Brazil’s cotton production and brings together 100% of the country’s exporters. “The Cotton Brazil Harvest 2021 Roundtable will consist of business roundtables that are totally adapted to the digital environment. We will have updated statistics on the progress of Brazil’s harvest, as well as strategic
information on quality and technical aspects of the cotton we produce”, said Abrapa President, Júlio Busato.

The event is being held by Cotton Brazil, an international program for the promotion of Brazilian cotton. It is an Abrapa initiative and is implemented in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex) and the National Cotton Exporter’s Association (Anea). This is the second round of international webinars
promoted by Cotton Brazil.