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Cotton output recovery continues
Recovery continues in cotton production for 2017-18 with a projected 11 per cent growth due to increased area to a projected 25.4 million tonne (MT).
India’s cotton crop put at 37.5 mn bales
India expected to produce about 37.5 million bales (170 kg each) of cotton amidst the pink bollworm infestation situation in major cotton growing regions.
B Kingdon is new MD of ICA
A selection committee formed of the International Cotton Association (ICA) officers have appointed Bill Kingdon as their Managing Director following a rigorous and robust recruitment process. The ICA Officers worked closely with a recruitment agency to guarantee a professional and independent process to select a new managing director over a period of three months.
8% rise likely in global cotton output in 2016-17
Cotton Outlook continues to forecast raw cotton production in 2016/17 at 22,748,000 tonnes, representing an increase of eight percent on the previous period. Cotton area is expected to increase modestly and a repeat of the current season’s reduction to yields is not foreseen. Global consumption is also unchanged, at 23,317,000, just 1.4 percent higher than in 2015/16.
Cotton acreage to fall, yield to rise
The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its first estimates of the crop for the 2015-16 season beginning on October 1 at 380 lakh bales of 170 kg each. This is almost similar to the output of 382 lakh bales achieved in the 2014-15 season.
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