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The series "Commodities at a Glance" aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. Given the recent record rises in cotton prices and wider commodity price volatility, this edition of Commodities at a glance (n°2), will focus on the world cotton industry, with a special emphasis on African cotton producing countries. The cotton sector in Africa is critical to the provision of sustainable rural livelihoods and the economic development of these countries. This issue of Commodities at a glance with its focus on the African cotton sector has been prepared for the Pan-African Cotton Meeting in June 2011, in Cotonou (Benin).