May 29, 2024


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Cotton exports seen rising on global demand, lower price

Indian cotton exports is possible to increase substantially in the 2020-21 year (October-September). From about 50 lakh bales (each and every of 170 kg) in 2019-20, exports may possibly increase by thirty for every cent to about sixty-sixty five lakh bales, say trade sources.

The optimism stems from prospective buyers for a larger desire.



The Global Cotton Advisory Committee has believed global cotton usage to increase for 2020-21 to about 24.31 million tonnes, from 22.sixty seven million tonnes believed for 2019-20. Further, the US ban on buy of products manufactured out of cotton from the Xinjiang region of China will unlock possibilities for . So, at more affordable charges, the prospective buyers for India cotton are brilliant for following year. Indian cotton price ranges quote at ₹38,900 for every candy (each and every of 356 kg) now, which performs out at sixty six cents for every lb — among the the cheapest in comparison to eighty three.four cents in Australia, seventy five.forty in US and 70.four cents in Brazil.

Export markets

Vinay Kotak, Director, Kotak Commodities, said that 1 demands to be careful on how export desire will participate in out following year. “Exports will count on various components which include the government coverage, India-China trade relations and global tensions. That said, even underneath ordinary situations, India’s cotton exports could attain about sixty-sixty five lakh bales. The driver for desire will be the cost – Indian cotton is the least expensive in the environment at existing,” Kotak said.

The Cotton Affiliation of India (CAI) has believed the country’s exports for 2019-20 at 50 lakh bales, of which about forty seven lakh bales have presently been delivered till August 31, although the shipments may possibly increase this month right before the cotton promoting year ends on September thirty. India had exported forty two lakh bales of the fibre in 2018-19.

Positive outlook

Atul Ganatra, President, CAI, said, “Our opening stock for 2020-21 will be about one hundred-a hundred and five lakh bales. But most of this or about 80-85 lakh bales will be with government agencies, and only the relaxation with mills. So, as the new crop arrives, price ranges may possibly go up on desire from makers of masks and health-related cotton products both domestically and in global markets.”

Ganatra included that if domestic price ranges continue to be all-around the existing degrees, the exports in 2020-21 will strike sixty five lakh bales.