Cotton exports seen rising on global demand, lower price

Indian cotton exports is most likely to increase drastically in the 2020-21 season (October-September). From about 50 lakh bales (each individual of a hundred and seventy kg) in 2019-twenty, exports may increase by 30 per cent to about 60-65 lakh bales, say trade resources.

The optimism stems from prospective customers for a greater need.



The International Cotton Advisory Committee has estimated international cotton intake to increase for 2020-21 to about 24.31 million tonnes, from 22.67 million tonnes estimated for 2019-twenty. More, the US ban on invest in of solutions produced out of cotton from the Xinjiang region of China will unlock options for . So, at much less expensive rates, the prospective customers for India cotton are dazzling for next year. Indian cotton prices quote at ₹38,900 per candy (each individual of 356 kg) now, which functions out at 66 cents per lb — between the cheapest in comparison to eighty three.4 cents in Australia, seventy five.forty in US and 70.4 cents in Brazil.

Export markets

Vinay Kotak, Director, Kotak Commodities, said that just one needs to be careful on how export need will participate in out next year. “Exports will count on several aspects together with the governing administration plan, India-China trade relations and international tensions. That said, even less than normal conditions, India’s cotton exports could get to about 60-65 lakh bales. The driver for need will be the rate – Indian cotton is the lowest priced in the world at present,” Kotak said.

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has estimated the country’s exports for 2019-twenty at 50 lakh bales, of which about forty seven lakh bales have already been delivered till August 31, even though the shipments may increase this thirty day period before the cotton internet marketing year ends on September 30. India had exported forty two lakh bales of the fibre in 2018-19.

Beneficial outlook

Atul Ganatra, President, CAI, said, “Our opening stock for 2020-21 will be about a hundred-one zero five lakh bales. But most of this or about eighty-85 lakh bales will be with governing administration businesses, and only the rest with mills. So, as the new crop arrives, prices may go up on need from makers of masks and health-related cotton solutions both domestically and in intercontinental markets.”

Ganatra included that if domestic prices continue to be about the recent levels, the exports in 2020-21 will hit 65 lakh bales.