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Indian Cotton Update

Seshadri Ramkumar

May 14, 2018

Nonwovens Industry - India’s cotton crop production for the current season (October 2017-September 2018) is estimated to be 36 million bales (170 Kgs each).

By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA

According to Mumbai-based Cotton Association of India (CAI), crop arrival till the end of April was about 31.1 million bales. Total consumption during the current year till end of April (seven months) has been 18.9 million bales, averaging 2.7 million bales per month. By the end of April, about 86% of crop has arrived in the market.

Total supply for the full season ending this September is estimated to be 41 million bales (170 Kgs each). Total domestic consumption during the season will be 32.4 million bales. Exports according to CAI will be 6.5 million bales.

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