;
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton & Products MY 2008/09 forecast
Cotton & Products MY 2008/09 forecast
08
Feb '08
The MY 2008/09 total cotton planted area forecast is 3.0 million hectares. The production forecast is 2.04 million metric tons based on increased planting of illegal genetically modified Bt cottonseed, improved management practices and rising world cotton demand.

Area:
MY 2008/09 cotton planted area is forecast at 3.0 million hectares, matching last year's plantings. In spite of last year's low yield, consistency in area planted is mainly due to the higher returns received by cotton farmers and increased world demand for the fiber, resulting in an optimistic outlook.

This appears to have brought a halt to the steady decline in area planted to cotton as farmers now consider it the most viable enterprise.

Unapproved BT cotton varieties will likely cover over 80 percent of Pakistan's planted area. As with last year's crop, the double threat of mealy bugs and cotton leaf curl virus (CLCV) will continue to take a major toll on production.

Yield:
For MY 2007/08, the national average yield is estimated at 635 kilos per hectare -- 4.5 percent less than the MY 2006/07 yield and over 5 percent lower than the five year average of 669 kilos per hectare.

The reduced MY 2007/2008 crop yield was a result of attack by mealy bugs and CLCV, followed by unfavorable weather conditions at critical stages of crop development.

MY 2008/09 yields are expected to exceed the previous year's output levels based on:
• Increased planting of unapproved Bt cotton varieties


Must ReadView All

Bangladesh jute industry at risk due to old technology

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2018

Bangladesh jute industry at risk due to old technology

Bangladesh’s jute industry is losing productivity and competitiveness ...

Cotton trading pace slows down in Brazilian market

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2018

Cotton trading pace slows down in Brazilian market

With the low quality of the batches available in the Brazilian market ...

Courtesy: Destination Maternity

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Dec 2018

Destination Maternity reports sales of $92.8 mn in Q3

Destination Maternity Corporation, the world’s leading maternity...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar, DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Top executives, Retailers

Top executives
Retailers

Weak rupee breeds inflation

Tina Antoniades,

Tina Antoniades

India-headquartered Lulu & Sky is a rapidly escalating brand with the...

Sarah Perkins,

Sarah Perkins

Fairfax, Virginia-based Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is a...

Gagan Gulati,

Gagan Gulati

PG Silk Mills Private Limited had a humble start with a hand-dyeing unit....

Chunyi Zhi, City University of Hong Kong

Chunyi Zhi
City University of Hong Kong

<div><b>Chunyi Zhi</b>, associate professor in the Department of Materials ...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Andreas Lukas, Andritz Nonwoven

Andreas Lukas
Andritz Nonwoven

With forces in engineering and process development, Andritz Nonwoven...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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

Leave your Comments


December 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search