Cotton output seen at 388 lakh bales

Our bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 10, 2014 Published on June 10, 2014

The Cotton Association of India has estimated the cotton crop output at 388.25 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) for the 2013-14 season ending September.

Cotton output was at 357 lakh bales last year.

Total cotton supply is estimated at 447.50 lakh bales, while domestic consumption is pegged at 295 lakh bales, leaving a surplus of 152.50 lakh bales. As on May 31, arrivals were at 370.25 lakh bales.

The highlight of this cotton season is the remarkable improvement in yield shown by regions with smaller acreage such as lower Rajasthan and Karnataka.

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Published on June 10, 2014
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