What is Cotton Outlook?
Produced by Cotlook Limited, which can trace its roots back to 1923, when it began life monitoring the movement of cotton, and prices, into the Lancashire cotton industry, Cotton Outlook provides a range of focused cotton information services.
The name ‘Cotton Outlook’ was adopted in 1972 (having previously been known as the Cotton and General Economic Review). Its editorial focus has shifted with the movement of the cotton industry, and today Cotton Outlook reports extensively on developments in China, the Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia, as well as the USA, Brazil and other cotton producing and consuming regions, in terms of government cotton policies, export and import trade, production and consumption, and prices.
Cotton Outlook began compiling the Cotlook A Index in 1966, then a CIF Liverpool price, subsequently a CIF North European value but today a reflection of CFR main Far Eastern port values.
Our head office remains on Merseyside, in the United Kingdom, but we also have an office in Memphis, Tennessee, employees, agents and correspondents around the world, and operate a joint-venture in Beijing, together with our Chinese partners, the China National Cotton Exchange and the China Cotton Association.
Cotlook’s staff have many years of experience in monitoring, analysing and reporting cotton industry developments. None of them contractually have any trading involvement in cotton, and our services can therefore be relied upon to be impartial.