Source: PRESS RELEASE

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its March estimate of the cotton crop for the 2016-17 crop year beginning from 1st October 2016. The CAI has placed its cotton crop estimate for the ongoing cotton season at 340.50 lakh bales of 170 kgs. each. The projected Balance Sheet drawn by the CAI estimated total cotton supply for the season at 410.50 lakh bales while the domestic consumption is estimated at 300.00 lakh bales thus leaving an available surplus of 110.50 lakh bales.  A statement containing the State-wise estimate of the cotton crop and the Balance Sheet for the season 2016-17 with the corresponding data for the previous crop year is enclosed.

The arrivals of cotton have accelerated their pace during the month of March 2017. The arrivals during March 2017 are higher than that of the corresponding month during last year and the gap of arrivals as compared to last year has narrowed down further.

 

 

  Nayan C. Mirani
Mumbai  
  President    
Date : 10th April 2017  

 

 

 

 

 

COTTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
INDIAN COTTON CROP ESTIMATE FOR THE SEASON 2015-16 AND 2016-17      
Estimated as on 31st March 2017
State Crop     Arrivals As on 31st March 2017
2016-17 2015-16 2016-17
    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 7.00 2.50 9.50 161.50 5.00 2.50 7.50 127.50 8.75 148.75
Haryana 17.50 3.00 20.50 348.50 14.00 3.00 17.00 289.00 18.50 314.50
Upper Rajasthan 6.70 0.55 7.25 123.25 4.95 0.55 5.50 93.50 6.75 114.75
Lower Rajasthan 9.70 0.55 10.25 174.25 9.95 0.55 10.50 178.50 9.00 153.00
Total North Zone 40.90 6.60 47.50 807.50 33.90 6.60 40.50 688.50 43.00 731.00
                     
Gujarat 87.80 3.20 91.00 1547.00 84.80 3.20 88.00 1496.00 64.00 1088.00
Maharashtra 80.25 5.75 86.00 1462.00 72.25 5.75 78.00 1326.00 74.00 1258.00
Madhya Pradesh 20.30 0.70 21.00 357.00 18.05 0.70 18.75 318.75 18.50 314.50
Total Central Zone 188.35 9.65 198.00 3366.00 175.10 9.65 184.75 3140.75 156.50 2660.50
                     
Telangana 47.40 0.60 48.00 816.00 57.40 0.60 58.00 986.00 42.00 714.00
Andhra Pradesh 12.10 5.90 18.00 306.00 18.10 5.90 24.00 408.00 14.00 238.00
Karnataka 16.40 1.10 17.50 297.50 17.40 1.10 18.50 314.50 13.00 221.00
Tamil Nadu 3.30 2.20 5.50 93.50 4.80 2.20 7.00 119.00 3.00 51.00
Total South Zone 79.20 9.80 89.00 1513.00 97.70 9.80 107.50 1827.50 72.00 1224.00
                     
Orissa 3.95            0.05 4.00 68.00 2.95             0.05 3.00 51.00 2.75 46.75
Others 2.00               -   2.00 34.00 2.00                -   2.00 34.00 1.25 21.25
                     
Grand Total 314.40 26.10 340.50 5788.50 311.65 26.10 337.75 5741.75 275.50 4683.50

 

 

 

 

COTTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA
INDIAN COTTON BALANCE SHEET FOR THE SEASON 2015-16 and 2016-17
Estimated as on 31st March 2017
 
Details 2016-17 2015-16
(in lakh b/s) (in’000 Tons) (in lakh b/s) (in’000 Tons)
Supply        
   Opening Stock 45.00 765.00 67.25 1143.25
   Crop 340.50 5788.50 337.75 5741.75
   Imports 25.00 425.00 22.00 374.00
Total Supply 410.50 6978.50 427.00 7259.00
         
Demand        
   Mill Consumption 265.00 4505.00 275.00 4675.00
   Consumption by SSI Units 25.00 425.00 25.00 425.00
   Non- Mill Consumption 10.00 170.00 10.00 170.00
   Exports     72.00 1224.00
Total  Demand 300.00 5100.00 382.00 6494.00
Available Surplus 110.50 1878.50    
Closing Stock                  45.00             765.00