A pink bollworm infestation in the crop has caused a sharp decline in cotton prices

Cotton candy futures saw a -0.35% decline, closing at 56720, mostly as a result of concerns that cotton fields were being impacted by pink bollworm infestation. The infestation dropped significantly between 2017–18 (30.62%) and 2022–2023 (10.80%). From a two-year peak of 87,770 bales on December 1st, certified cotton stockpiles available for delivery against contracts fell…

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Cotton benefited when the USDA reduced American production to 12.8 million bales in 2023–2024

Following the USDA’s October WASDE report, which indicated that lower yields in Texas would limit U.S. cotton production in 2023–2024 to 12.8 million bales, cotton candy experienced a 0.66% gain, closing at 58,200. Brazil is predicted to produce more cotton than the United States, almost matching American exports of the crop for the first time…

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Due to concerns about demand from the biggest buyer China, cotton prices fell as profit was booked

Profit taking caused by worries about China’s demand, a significant buyer, caused cotton candy prices to end the day down by -0.23% at 60,840. The estimates for cotton in the United States for 2023–2024 show higher initial stockpiles but decreased production, exports, and ending stocks. High beginning stocks for 2022–2023 were also a result of…

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Concerns about a downturn in China caused cotton to decline

Cotton candy yesterday decreased -0.23% to settle at 59840 as economic worries over the natural fiber’s major consumer, China, cast a shadow over demand projections. The next season (October 2023–September 2024) will likely see a 3% reduction in global cotton production, but consumption may remain unchanged, and ending inventories may be lower. The Cotton Association…

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Cotton fell as CAI kept its 311.18 lakh bale harvest prediction for 2022–2023

Cotton Association of India (CAI) kept its prediction for the cotton crop production for the 2022–2023 season at 311.18 lakh bales, causing Cottoncandy to close yesterday’s trading session up 0.07% at 60800. According to a CAI statement, 307.05 lakh bales of cotton were produced overall during the most recent cotton season. The CAI has assessed…

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As arrivals in Punjab were 1/3 of the previous year, cotton prices increased

The price of cotton candy yesterday increased by 0.37% to 60440 as Punjab registered arrivals that were approximately one-third of the previous year, 2021–2022. 8.7 lakh quintals of cotton have arrived in Punjab so far this year for the 2022–23 marketing season, compared to 28.89 lakh quintals for the entire 2021–22 marketing season. According to…

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