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Global Cotton Output, Use to Rise in Year, Group Says

(Corrects date in first paragraph and deletes references to previous forecasts.)

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Global cotton production will rise to 27.3 million metric tons in the year ending July 31, 2012, from an estimated 25 million a year earlier, the International Cotton Advisory Committee said today in a report.

Consumption will climb to 25.3 million metric tons from 24.6 million a year earlier, the group said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Leslie Patton in Chicago at lpatton5@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net.

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