Source: PRESS RELEASE

 

CAI ESTIMATES COTTON CROP FOR 2017-18 CROP YEAR AT 375 LAKH BALES

 

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its first estimate of the cotton crop for the 2017-18 season beginning from 1st October 2017.  The CAI has estimated cotton crop for the 2017-18 season at 375.00 lakh bales of 170 kgs. each which is higher by 37.75 lakh bales compared to the previous year’s crop of 337.25 lakh bales. 

The increase in crop estimated for the 2017-18 crop year is on account of the higher acreage under cotton than compared to the previous crop year. The acreage under cotton during 2017-18 is estimated to be more by about 19% than that of the previous season. However, the CAI estimates the yields to be lower by about 9% this year owing to the damage caused by pink boll worms.

The projected Balance Sheet drawn by the CAI estimates the total cotton supply for the cotton season 2017-18 at 422.00 lakh bales including the opening stock of 30 lakh bales at the beginning of the year and the imports which are estimated to be 17 lakh bales. The domestic consumption is estimated at 320 lakh bales while the exports are expected to be about 63 lakh bales.

The CAI has retained its estimate for previous crop year at 337.25 lakh bales of 170 kgs. each. 

A statement containing the state-wise estimate of the cotton crop and the balance sheet for the cotton season 2017-18 with the corresponding date for the 2016-17 crop year is enclosed.

 

 Mumbai

Atul S. Ganatra

Date : 15th November 2017

     President

 

 

 

 

COTTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
INDIAN COTTON CROP ESTIMATE FOR THE SEASON 2016-17 AND 2017-18 
 Estimated as on 31st October 2017
 
State            Arrivals As on                  31st                October 2017
2017-18 2016-17 2017-18
    Total      Total  Total 
Pressed (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) Loose  (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) (in’000 Tons) Pressed (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) Loose  (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) (in’000 Tons) (in lakh b/s of 170 kgs each) (in’000 Tons)
Punjab 9.00 2.50 11.50 195.50 6.25 2.50 8.75 148.75 1.50 25.50
Haryana 21.00 3.00 24.00 408.00 17.50 3.00 20.50 348.50 2.85 48.45
Upper Rajasthan 7.45 0.55 8.00 136.00 6.70 0.55 7.25 123.25 1.20 20.40
Lower Rajasthan 10.95 0.55 11.50 195.50 8.70 0.55 9.25 157.25 1.50 25.50
Total North Zone 48.40 6.60 55.00 935.00 39.15 6.60 45.75 777.75 7.05 119.85
                     
Gujarat 96.80 3.20 100.00 1700.00 85.80 3.20 89.00 1513.00 2.85 48.45
Maharashtra 85.25 5.75 91.00 1547.00 82.25 5.75 88.00 1496.00 3.75 63.75
Madhya Pradesh 20.30 0.70 21.00 357.00 19.80 0.70 20.50 348.50 1.85 31.45
Total Central Zone 202.35 9.65 212.00 3604.00 187.85 9.65 197.50 3357.50 8.45 143.65
                     
Telangana 55.40 0.60 56.00 952.00 47.40 0.60 48.00 816.00 1.60 27.20
Andhra Pradesh 16.10 5.90 22.00 374.00 12.60 5.90 18.50 314.50 0.95 16.15
Karnataka 18.90 1.10 20.00 340.00 15.90 1.10 17.00 289.00 0.70 11.90
Tamil Nadu 2.80 2.20 5.00 85.00 3.30 2.20 5.50 93.50 0.00 0.00
Total South Zone 93.20 9.80 103.00 1751.00 79.20 9.80 89.00 1513.00 3.25 55.25
                     
Orissa 2.95 0.05 3.00 51.00 2.95  0.05 3.00 51.00 0.00 0.00
Others 2.00 -   2.00 34.00 2.00   -   2.00 34.00 0.00 0.00
                     
Grand Total 348.90 26.10 375.00 6375.00 311.15 26.10 337.25 5733.25 18.75 318.75

 

 

 

COTTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
INDIAN COTTON BALANCE SHEET FOR THE SEASON 2016-17 and 2017-18
Estimated as on 31st October 2017
 
Details 2017-18 2016-17
(in lakh b/s) (in’000 Tons) (in lakh b/s) (in’000 Tons)
Supply        
    Opening Stock 30.00 510.00 36.50 620.50
    Crop 375.00 6375.00 337.25 5733.25
    Imports 17.00 289.00 27.00 459.00
Total Supply 422.00 7174.00 400.75 6812.75
Demand        
    Mill Consumption 275.00 4675.00 265.00 4505.00
    Consumption by SSI Units 30.00 510.00 27.00 459.00
    Non- Mill Consumption 15.00 255.00 15.75 267.75
Total  Domestic Demand 320.00 5440.00 307.75 5231.75
   Available Surplus 102.00 1734.00 93.00 1581.00
    Exports 63.00 1071.00 63.00 1071.00
Closing Stock  39.00 663.00 30.00 510.00