Global Highlights

LDC entered the global cotton business over 40 years ago, and has grown to be a world leader in cotton merchandizing, serving all major consumer markets today

Active Worldwide

We source cotton from Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, the US and other key producing regions

Major Player

We are a leading originator of US, Brazilian and Australian cotton

Leading in China

In China, our domestic cotton sourcing and sales networks is one of the largest of any foreign group

Our Cotton Value Chain

Each of our business lines is integrating further across the five steps of our value chain, as we respond to the need for a traceable and responsible supply line from farmer to consumer

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

Our Strengths in Singapore

Singapore is the hub for our regional cotton business, including China’s vibrant emerging market, where we are number one for domestic and import marketing. We are also the leader in cotton origination and shipping from Australia, relating on our network of six gins and warehouses, and the leading cotton merchant in India.

Our business development plans are focused on expanding domestic trade flows in China, India and Pakistan, where we are the only international merchant present.

We specialize in pricing and risk management solutions for both growers and textile mills, as well as in buying, classing, warehousing and delivery of domestic cotton from major production areas to customers throughout the region.

Our cotton teams have built up solid capabilities in risk management, and extensive market insights and knowledge of cotton supply and demand in major cotton growing and consumption areas, with expert trading teams to serve customers worldwide and ensure the timely delivery of cotton qualities that meets their expectations.

Committed to Sustainability

From sourcing certified cotton to promoting best practice within and beyond our value chain, we work proactively toward increasingly sustainable operations and supply chains, both as LDC and in collaboration with partner organizations such as theĀ Better Cotton Initiative.