KCA revises its cotton spot rate failing to generate substantial trade

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-03-02 16:00:00 – Karachi

The Cotton markets having failed to generate significant trade turnover in recent days, the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) decided to revise the spot rate which was revised down by Rs50 per maund (37.324 kilograms) to Rs6,850 per maund.

Earlier, the KCA kept its cotton spot rate unchanged for the five working days at Rs6,900 per maund.

However, the revision in the KCA rate failed to lift trading activities. The cotton markets remained hostage of low trading activities.

Few trading activities took place, traders exchanged mere 1,149 bales (155 kilograms each) at Rs6,650 to Rs7,000 per maund as compared to 1,400 bales traded at Rs6,800 to Rs7,000 per maund a day ago, the KCA reported.

On the global front, at New York cotton market, March futures contract lowered by 0.32 cents per pound to 86.59 cents, while May futures contract dropped by 0.67 cents per pound to 87.14 cents.

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