Trade turnover at cotton market witnessed decline by 40 percent

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-03-06 10:35:00 – Karachi

With majority of big textile mill-owners quitting the local markets after building stocks for long-term use, the trade turnover of cotton witnessed decline by over 40 percent to 5,900 bales (155 kilograms each, according to dealers on Thursday.

Most of the big textile mills are covered till next September. Although the new crop will start arriving in the markets in June, but matured cotton would come later, said Taqi Abbas, a broker at the Karachi Cotton Exchange.

The KCA maintained its official spot rate for the fourth working day at Rs5,000 per maund.

According to the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) report, traders bought 5,900 bales at Rs4,800 to Rs5,200 per maund (37.324 kilograms) as compared to 10,100 bales bought at Rs4,200 to Rs5,250 per maund a day ago.

On global front, the world benchmark cotton market, New York, price of March futures contract declined by 0.12 cents per pound to 63.61 cents per pound.

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