Cotton prices gained further ground on short supply

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-07-17 13:00:00 – Islamabad

At Pakistan cotton market owing to short supply, prices hit new high on Saturday. In both Sindh and Punjab, seed cotton prices posted fresh gain of Rs 200 to Rs 3300 and 3350 per 40 kg, respectively. While, the official spot rate picked up further Rs 150 to Rs 6250, dealers said.

In ready business, more or less 3,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 6450 and Rs 6700, dealers said.

According to cotton analyst, Naseem Usman, due to short position, the prices likely to touch Rs 7000 in the coming days. The prices showed a rise of Rs 700 on short supply position.

Other experts said that some ginning factories particularly in Sindh closed due to dearth of commodity against the strong demand.

The following deals were reported to have changed hands as per dealers: 200 bales from Hyderabad at Rs 6450, same figure from Kotri at Rs 6500, 600 bales from Sanghar at Rs 6500, 400 bales from Mirpurkhas, 200 bales from Shahdadpur, 400 bales from Moro, 200 bales from Tando Adam all done at the same rate, 200 bales from Burewala at Rs 6650 and same figure from Khanewal (conditional) done at Rs 6700.

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