Cotton Bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has diminished its cotton crop manufacturing estimate for the 2021-22 season, which begins on October 1, by 2.33 % in its March estimate, which was launched lately. The CAI has diminished its cotton crop estimate for the 2021-22 season by 8.00 lakh bales to 335.13 lakh bales (of 170 kg every), down from 343.13 lakh bales beforehand.

“The CAI estimates the total cotton supply for the months of October 2021 to March 2022 at 343.68 lakh bales, which includes arrivals of 262.68 lakh bales, imports of 6 lakh bales, and an opening stock of 75 lakh bales at the start of the season,” the CAI stated in a launch.

Furthermore, the CAI has estimated cotton consumption for the months of October 2021 to March 2022 at 175 lakh bales, whereas export shipments are estimated at 35 lakh bales as much as March 31, 2022.

Stock is estimated to be 133.68 lakh bales on the finish of March 2022, together with 75 lakh bales with textile mills and the remaining 58.68 lakh bales with the CCI, Maharashtra Federation, and others, together with shares held by MNCs, merchants, ginners, MCX, and cotton offered however not delivered.

The CAI Crop Committee estimated the full cotton provide till the tip of the cotton season 2021-22, i.e. as much as September 30, 2022, at 425.13 lakh bales, which is 8 lakh bales lower than the earlier estimate of 433.13 lakh bales estimated by the CAI beforehand.

The whole cotton provide consists of opening inventory of 75 lakh bales firstly of the cotton season on October 1, 2021, crop for the season estimated at 335.13 lakh bales versus the earlier estimate of 343.13 lakh bales, and imports for the season estimated at 15 lakh bales versus the earlier 12 months’s import estimates of 10 lakh bales.

CAI has stored home consumption at 340 lakh bales unchanged, whereas exports for the season are estimated at 45 lakh bales.

The earlier cotton season’s exports had been estimated to be 78 lakh bales in 2020-21. The carry-over inventory, which was beforehand estimated to be 48.13 lakh bales, is now estimated to be 40.13 lakh bales. CAI estimated the earlier 12 months’s inventory at 75 lakh bales for the 2020-21 cotton season.

The CAI has maintained its consumption estimate of 340 lakh bales for the present crop 12 months 2021-22. The earlier 12 months’s consumption estimate was 335 lakh bales. “The consumption is estimated to be 175 lakh bales up to March 31, 2022,” in accordance with CAI.



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