Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indian cotton acreage down in 2012-13
Indian cotton acreage down in 2012-13
23
Aug '12
The Indian cotton monitoring body - Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) met today but failed to throw up an estimate of the cotton crop in cotton season 2012-13, beginning from October 1, 2012, but gave an estimate of cotton acreage in the next season. 

A source in the Textile Commissioners Office informed fibre2fashion that since the cotton crop has not flowered properly due to deficit rains, it made it impossible to estimate the crop and would be available only next month.

The area under cotton cultivation in the 2012-13 season is down from the current 2011-12 season. CAB has estimated 2012-13 cotton acreage at 11.02 million hectares against 12.17 million hectares in 2011-12, down 9.44 percent.

Textile Commissioner – Mr Joshi informed that India's cotton exports will be around 12.7 million bales (1 bale = 170 kg) in the season that began on October 1, 2011 up around 10 percent from an earlier estimate.

However the meeting has provided estimates of the cotton crop in the current season. According to CAB estimates, on the supply side, opening stock was 4.57 million bales; cotton crop is 35.3 million bales and imports will be around 1.2 million bales, which totals to 41.07 million bales.

On the demand side, mill consumption stood at 21.17 million bales, SSI consumption was 2.16 million bales, non-textile use was 1.6 million bales and exports are anticipated at 12.7 million bales for a total of 38.23 million bales.

According to estimates, this might leave a closing stock of 2.84 million bales when the current season closes on September 30, 2012. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Courtesy: The Irish News/Christian Cowan (Google)

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Google & Christian Cowan create 'really blue' jeans

Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search