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Cotton production receives boost
India's cotton yield has received a boost as 6.6 lakh bales (each weighing 140 kg) of cotton have been procured so far surpassing last year’s production figures of 6.5 lakh bales.
Small rise in Indian cotton intake likely
India is estimated to consume 29.5 million bales of cotton (170 kg each), this season ending this September. Within one month of its recent estimate, Mumbai-based Cotton Association of India (CAI) has revised the estimate of India’s cotton consumption and import numbers.
Good start for global cotton industry
Higher production world over and increasing demand is the state of the cotton industry. On the day of inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, cotton industry people gathered in Lubbock, USA for the Plains Cotton Growers’ cotton meeting. The year 2016 has been phenomenal for cotton production in the High Plains of Texas and the production in this region is expected to be about 5.05 million bales.
ICA, academic body join forces for new course
One of the world’s leading academic institutions, the University of Liverpool, has joined forces with the International Cotton Association (ICA), to develop a new online course, which will lead to a professional certificate for the commodity world.
Cotton prices may fall
The International Cotton Advisotry Committee (ICAC) Secretariat forecasts that the season-average Cotlook A Index in 2016/17 will range between 66 and 83 cts/lb, with a midpoint of 74 cts/lb, which would be 4 cts/lb higher than last season.
Brazilian cotton prices up 22.6% in 2016
Following a 35 per cent increase in cotton prices in 2015, Brazilian cotton prices continued to rise in 2016, in which they grew 22.6 per cent over 2015.
Withdraw import duty on cotton: Pak mills
As the local crop of Sindh-Balochistan zone is likely to remain low this year to 11.25 million bales against the requirement of 14.5 million bales, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) seeks immediate withdrawal of four per cent import duty on raw cotton by the Government.
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