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Cotton arrival at Pak ginneries up 7.88% this season
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Apr '18
Cotton arrival at Pak ginneries up 7.88% this season
More than 11.571 million bales of cotton have arrived in 2017-18 season at various ginneries in Pakistan, as on April 1, 2018, up 7.88 per cent over arrival of 10.725 million bales during the corresponding period of last season, according to the latest fortnightly report on cotton arrivals, released by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners’ Association (PCGA).

In the major cotton producing province of Punjab, total cotton arrivals increased by 5.46 per cent year-on-year to 7.317 million bales, according to the report prepared by PCGA, in joint cooperation with All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) and the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA). While in Sindh province, cotton arrivals increased 12.31 per cent to 4.253 million bales as on April 1 during the ongoing cotton season 2017-18.

Of the total arrival of 11.571 million bales at various ginneries in Pakistan, 11.564 million bales were pressed by ginners, of which 11.084 million bales were sold, leaving an unsold stock of 480,244 bales with the ginners, as on April 1, according to the data.

The textile mills in Pakistan consumed 10.867 million bales, while another 216,615 bales of cotton were sold to exporters, according to the data. The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has not procured any bale of cotton so far this season.

As of April 1, a total of 22 ginning factories were operational in Punjab compared to 2 ginneries that were operational during the same time last season. Similarly, 6 ginning units were operational in the Sindh region, compared to 3 operating units during the corresponding period last year. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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