Cotton Subsidies in the United States totaled $39.8 billion from 1995-2019‡.

From 1995 to 2019, the top 10 percent of cotton subsidy recipients were paid 82 percent of cotton subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2019‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%30%3,118$9,382,876,978$3,009,261
Top 2%43%6,236$13,516,777,480$2,167,540
Top 3%52%9,354$16,542,702,373$1,768,516
Top 4%60%12,472$18,912,300,543$1,516,381
Top 5%66%15,590$20,796,808,414$1,333,984
Top 6%70%18,708$22,316,066,691$1,192,862
Top 7%74%21,826$23,556,390,856$1,079,281
Top 8%77%24,944$24,575,058,496$985,209
Top 9%80%28,062$25,417,123,939$905,749
Top 10%82%31,180$26,121,292,594$837,758
Top 11%84%34,298$26,716,615,000$778,955
Top 12%86%37,416$27,222,319,580$727,558
Top 13%87%40,534$27,657,707,768$682,334
Top 14%88%43,652$28,036,197,386$642,266
Top 15%89%46,770$28,366,269,450$606,506
Top 16%90%49,888$28,656,364,824$574,414
Top 17%91%53,006$28,912,533,330$545,458
Top 18%92%56,124$29,140,493,424$519,216
Top 19%93%59,242$29,344,477,663$495,332
Top 20%93%62,360$29,527,881,301$473,507
Remaining 80% of recips.7%249,443$2,187,340,495$8,769

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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