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Cotton trading declining due to rising prices

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-01-10 17:00:00 – Karachi

Rise in cotton price resulted in a decline in its trading activities at cotton markets in Pakistan. The trade turnover of cotton fell to 2,500 bales (155 kilograms) after the price of the commodity surged above Rs7,300 per maund (37.324 kilograms) at the local markets, a dealer said on Thursday.

The spinning mill-owners opted to wait for a decline in the commodity price to make considerable buying. The situation resulted in low trade.

Traders exchanged 2,500 bales at Rs6,900 to Rs7,300 per maund as compared to 6,400 bales traded at Rs7,000 to Rs7,350 per maund a day ago, the KCA reported.

KCA tried to keep its cotton spot rate unchanged for the second working day at Rs Rs7,000 per maund.

At New York cotton market, March futures contract declined by 1.53 cents per pound to 83.14 cents, while May futures contract fell by 1.41 cents per pound to 83.22 cents.

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