India’s cotton export assessed to rise to 67 lakh bales in current year

News Tags: assessment, by 15 percent to 67 lakh bales, Cotton Advisory Board, cotton corporation of India, cotton export estimated to increase, crop production is estimated to increase, current 2017-18 marketing year, Minister of state for textiles, rise in the output of commodity, started in October

New Delhi
India’s cotton export assessed to rise to 67 lakh bales in current year
Summary: 
The current 2017-18 marketing year which started in October, due to the rise in the output of the commodity, Parliament was informed that the cotton export is estimated to increase by 15 percent to 67 lakh bales (of 170 kg each). This assessment was made by the Cotton Advisory Board.

The current 2017-18 marketing year which started in October, due to the rise in the output of the commodity, Parliament was informed that the cotton export is estimated to increase by 15 percent to 67 lakh bales (of 170 kg each). This assessment was made by the Cotton Advisory Board.

The crop production is estimated to increase to 377 lakh bales during the 2017-18 period, from 345 lakh bales.

Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that the shipments were aggregated at 58.21 lakh bales during 2016-17 marketing year,

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/cotton-export-pegged-at-67-lakh-bales-in-current-marketing-year-2470697.html
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India’s cotton output estimated at 377 lakh bales in 2017-18

News Tags: 377 lakh bales each of 170kgs, as bollworm caused damage in some regions, Cotton Advisory Board, cotton cultivation gone up 19 percent, cotton output of India, estimated to rise 9 percent, lower production in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, mill consumption estimated to be higher, Textile Industry

Mumbai
India’s cotton output estimated at 377 lakh bales in 2017-18
Summary: 
India’s cotton output estimated to rise 9 percent to 377 lakh bales (of 170kgs each) in 2017/18 but won’t be the record high as per the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) as bollworm had caused damage in some regions and despite lower production in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

India’s cotton output estimated to rise 9 percent to 377 lakh bales (of 170kgs each) in 2017/18 but won’t be the record high as per the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) as bollworm had caused damage in some regions and despite lower production in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

The output in the northern region is expected to increase 28 per cent to 59 lakh bales (46 lb) on the back of a bumper crop in Rajasthan and Punjab, which is pegged at 22 lb (16 lb) and 12 lb (9 lb).

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/cotton-output-seen-at-377-lakh-bales/article9990933.ece
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Cotton output likely to increase 4 pc to 34.5 m bales

News Tags: acreage dropped, better crop management, Cotton Advisory Board, cotton export expected to decline, cotton in domestic markets, cotton output expected to increase four percent, Cotton year ending September, efficient protection mechanism, reduce impact, sharp rise in yield per hectare, thirty five million bales, yield per hectare to increase

Mumbai
Cotton output likely to increase 4 pc to 34.5 m bales
Summary: 
In the cotton year ending September on the back of sharp rise in yield per hectare, the cotton output is expected to increase 4 percent to 34.5 million bales (of 170 kg each). According to the second advanced estimate released after the Cotton Advisory Board met here on Friday the yield per hectare is expected to increase to 541 kg from 459 kg, however, acreage under cotton dropped 11 percent to 10.84 million hectares (12.29 million hectares).

In the cotton year ending September on the back of sharp rise in yield per hectare, the cotton output is expected to increase 4 percent to 34.5 million bales (of 170 kg each). According to the second advanced estimate released after the Cotton Advisory Board met here on Friday the yield per hectare is expected to increase to 541 kg from 459 kg, however, acreage under cotton dropped 11 percent to 10.84 million hectares (12.29 million hectares).

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/thanks-to-good-rains-cotton-output-seen-rising-4-to-345-m-bales/article9824324.ece
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India on track to double its cotton imports this year

News Tags: Cotton Advisory Board, droughts, India, India looking overseas for cotton, on track to double cotton imports, production is expected to fall by twelve percent, this year due to winged pests, world largest producer of cotton

New Delhi
India on track to double its cotton imports this year
Summary: 
India, the world’s largest producer of cotton this year due to winged pests and droughts is on track to double its cotton imports. India is looking overseas for cotton as its own production is expected to fall by 12% to 33.8 million bales in the year ending Sept. 30, according to India’s Cotton Advisory Board, a body of government officials, growers, traders and exporters.

India, the world’s largest producer of cotton this year due to winged pests and droughts is on track to double its cotton imports. India is looking overseas for cotton as its own production is expected to fall by 12% to 33.8 million bales in the year ending Sept. 30, according to India’s Cotton Advisory Board, a body of government officials, growers, traders and exporters.

An Indian bale is about 374 pounds, smaller than the U.S. bale at roughly 500 pounds.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/india-set-to-double-cotton-imports-this-year-as-global-prices-soften-1472647996
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Pakistan emerges as huge importer of Indian cotton

News Tags: Cotton Advisory Board, domestic cotton prices ruling higher than international prices, India largest producer of cotton in the world, Indian Cotton Federation, Pakistan turns a huge importer of Indian cotton, pest attacks in Pakistan, resulting in huge fall in production, textile mills are buying cotton from Africa and Australia

Coimbatore
Pakistan emerges as huge importer of Indian cotton
Summary: 
Pakistan has turned a huge importer of Indian cotton, purchasing about 25 lakh bales (a bale is 170 kgs) which is about 40% of the shipments of the fibre from the country so far in the 2015-16 season, (October-September). The country has so far exported about 65 lakh bales of cotton in the 2015-16 seasons as pest attacks in Pakistan have resulted in a huge fall in production.

Pakistan has turned a huge importer of Indian cotton, purchasing about 25 lakh bales (a bale is 170 kgs) which is about 40% of the shipments of the fibre from the country so far in the 2015-16 season, (October-September). The country has so far exported about 65 lakh bales of cotton in the 2015-16 seasons as pest attacks in Pakistan have resulted in a huge fall in production.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Pakistan-turns-largest-buyer-of-Indian-cotton/articleshow/53733196.cms
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India’s cotton production likely to hit seven-year low in 2016-17

News Tags: area under cotton cultivation, Cotton Advisory Board, cotton bales, cotton imports, cotton production in India, likely to decline seven year low, pest attacks, reduction in the area, see a new high this fiscal, Union agriculture ministry

Pune
India’s cotton production likely to hit seven-year low in 2016-17
Summary: 
India's cotton production in 2015-16 has declined to 338 lakh bales (one bale of 170 kg each), down 12.4 percent from 386 lakh bales in the previous year, to hit a six-year low, according to last month's update of Cotton Advisory Board (CAB).

India's cotton production in 2015-16 has declined to 338 lakh bales (one bale of 170 kg each), down 12.4 percent from 386 lakh bales in the previous year, to hit a six-year low, according to last month's update of Cotton Advisory Board (CAB).

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Cotton output estimate revised to 338 lakh bales this season

News Tags: better incentives, compared to the domestic rates, consumption of cotton discussed, Cotton Advisory Board, cotton production, especially in the central and the southern zone, export, farmers shifting to other crops, import, international cotton prices weak, production, state-wise area, Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta

Mumbai
Cotton output estimate revised to 338 lakh bales this season
Summary: 
Cotton production is estimated to be 338 lakh bales in the 2015-16 season (which began on October 1) from 386 lakh bales in the previous year as the area under cotton has decreased to 119.10 lakh hectares this season compared to 128.46 in the previous year.

Cotton production is estimated to be 338 lakh bales in the 2015-16 season (which began on October 1) from 386 lakh bales in the previous year as the area under cotton has decreased to 119.10 lakh hectares this season compared to 128.46 in the previous year.

This is mainly as farmers are shifting to other crops, like pulses, where they are getting better incentives, especially in the central and the southern zone, said Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/cotton-output-estimated-to-drop-to-338-lakh-bales2015-16_7033881.html
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Steep hike in cotton prices vex textile industry

News Tags: Cotton Advisory Board, cotton main raw material, domestic production might be less, hit acquisition prices for textile mills, import may be more than estimates, Indian Texpreneurs Federation, international cotton prices lower than Indian prices, mill gate price, South India Spinners Association, steep hike in cotton prices, Textile Industry

Coimbatore
Steep hike in cotton prices vex textile industry
Summary: 
The textile industry may import more than the estimates as domestic production might be less than the expected 352 lakh bales and also international cotton prices are lower than the Indian prices. In the last few weeks, there has been steep hike in cotton prices, by about Rs.6,000 a candy which is a matter of concern to the textile industry for which cotton is the main raw material.

The textile industry may import more than the estimates as domestic production might be less than the expected 352 lakh bales and also international cotton prices are lower than the Indian prices. In the last few weeks, there has been steep hike in cotton prices, by about Rs.6,000 a candy which is a matter of concern to the textile industry for which cotton is the main raw material.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/high-cotton-prices-irk-textile-firms/article8742188.ece
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CAB set up cotton panel to ensure sustainable production

News Tags: actual cotton production could turn out to be lesser than estimates, Agriculture and Textile ministries, area under cotton, Cotton Advisory Board, ensure sustainable cotton production, expected to decline, Indian Cotton Federation, interest in cotton crop, set up sub committee, work jointly to lay out roadmap

New Delhi
CAB set up cotton panel to ensure sustainable production
Summary: 
As both the Agriculture and Textile ministries have an interest in the cotton crop, the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has set up a sub-committee that will work jointly to lay out a roadmap to ensure sustainable cotton production, according to a senior official in the Ministry of Textiles.

As both the Agriculture and Textile ministries have an interest in the cotton crop, the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has set up a sub-committee that will work jointly to lay out a roadmap to ensure sustainable cotton production, according to a senior official in the Ministry of Textiles.

This follows concerns that actual cotton production could turn out to be lesser than estimates. Industry sources here said that in its previous meeting, the CAB had estimated that the cotton production this season (October 2015-September 2016) would touch 352 lakh bales.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/cotton-panel-set-up-for-production-push/article8626702.ece
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Sluggish demand pushes cotton prices down in India

News Tags: Cotton Advisory Board, cotton harvest in india, cotton price in india, cotton prices, cotton production in India, us cotton futures

Mumbai
Summary: 
Cotton markets in India continued to reel under demand pressure. Weak demand from mills remained sluggish pushing cotton prices down by about 3% or INR1,000 per candy of 355 kg over the week. According to reports, prices also

Cotton markets in India continued to reel under demand pressure. Weak demand from mills remained sluggish pushing cotton prices down by about 3% or INR1,000 per candy of 355 kg over the week. According to reports, prices also declined due to poor export demand. Cotton exports in December were good but reversed in January, giving back the fibre to domestic mills. Traders believe that prices will decline further by another INR500 a candy in coming weeks.

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