Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Imports mount as cotton yield falls flat
Imports mount as cotton yield falls flat
05
May '08
Pakistan is once again headed for a shortfall in its annual cotton production and as done earlier in likewise situation, imports from India, US and other cotton growing countries is likely to escalate this year as well.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2fashion Mr S A Javed, Secretary of Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) stated, “Presently we have plans of importing 3 million bales of various varieties which may exceed to 3.5m bales in future.”

Domestic demand for raw cotton has increased to around 15 million bales and in contrast, production is expected at 12 million bales. Even during the previous season of 2007-08, Pakistan recorded a yield of 11.8 million bales against the target of 14.14 million bales of cotton.

However, Mr Javed expressed optimism saying, “Pakistan has capacity of cultivating 20 million bales but due to negligence the yield is comparatively less. A research team has already been assigned with the task to ensure better production of crop next year.”

Under the present circumstances, imports are not only unavoidable but are the only viable option for the textile industry. Unlike Pakistan, which is dreading a shortfall of over three million bales, India is most likely to have a surplus due to widespread cultivation through genetically modified BT cotton and a rise in acreage.

India ranks high in the list of leading producers of cotton as its output exceeds domestic demand. Imports from US have also been on the rise because of its high quality cotton; however, at current price levels, which are really high, imports from any of these countries, will prove to be an unreasonable venture.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

US initiates probe into PSF imported from 5 nations

The department of commerce of the US has initiated investigations for ...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

USTR announces AGOA review for Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda

The office of the US trade representative (USTR) has announced the...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

Braskem invests in polypropylene production facility in US

The Board of Directors of Braskem, one of the largest producer of...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, 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

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search