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'Indian cotton prices globally competitive' – Expert
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Mar '11
Cotton prices along with more than doubling from those prevailing a year ago have also been highly volatile in the past 2-3 months.

The main reason according to experts is the supply-demand mechanism, wherein, supply is not able to keep pace with demand in global markets and other factors.

Mohit Shah, Director of the more than a 100-years old Mumbai-based, Gill & Co says, “It has become extremely difficult to judge the future trends of cotton as they are determined by so many factors”.

“Obviously prices are quite high right now and at the same time supply demand is tight as well, so prices in general are expected to remain firm over the next 2-3 months”, he informed.

“I do not think anybody is hoarding cotton. It is just basically market driven forces that are driving the markets. However, current Indian cotton prices are very competitive, compared to those prevailing in China, US and Africa”, he added by saying.

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