Cotton Market increases midst hectic buying to cover short run losses

Cotton market: rates up on hectic trade activity

A sustained buying pushed prices slightly higher on the cotton market on Monday in the process of hectic trade activity, dealers said. The official spot rate was slight higher by Rs 50 to Rs 5,950, dealers said. In Sindh, seed cotton prices at Rs 3000-3200 and in Punjab rates of Phutti were at Rs 3000-3150, as per 40 kg, they said.
In ready business, over 30,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 5900 and Rs 6300, they said. According to the market sources, volume of business increased due to fresh buying interest by spinners and mills. Cotton analyst, Naseem Usman said that prices gained momentum after fresh rains in Indian state of Gujrat and surge in global markets.

Many buyers indulged in fresh buying amid rising fears of further rise in the rates, other experts said and adding the global trend impacted the domestic cotton market. Despite rising trend in the rates, some experts said that spinners and mills were not very much optimistic about the declining trend in the cotton yarn and fabric slowing down.

Besides, they said that global cotton markets were facing uncertainties due to conflicting reports about cotton production and consumption, Pakistan is also facing the same situation, as well, they said.

The following deals were reported: 3600 bales of cotton from Shahdadpur at Rs 5900/6000, 1000 bales from Kotri at Rs 5950/6000, 3000 bales from Sanghar at Rs 5950/6050, 1000 bales from Shahpur Chakar at Rs 5975/6000, 1400 bales from Maqsoodo at Rs 5975/6000, 1000 bales from Hyderabad at Rs 6000, 600 bales from Sinjoro at Rs 6000, 1000 bales from Hala at Rs 6000, 4000 bales from Nawabshah at Rs 6000/6050, 1000 bales from Bandhi at Rs 6050, 1000 bales from Daur at Rs 6050, 800 bales from Sarhari at Rs 6050/6075, 800 bales from Kandiyaro at Rs 6050/6100, 3000 bales from Khairpur at Rs 6050/6100, 1200 bales from Hasilpur at Rs 6100/6150, 600 bales from Mianwali at Rs 6150, 200 bales from Chichawatni at Rs 6150, 200 bales from Burewala at Rs 6175, 800 bales from Vehari at Rs 6185/6250, 600 bales from Mian Chano at Rs 6200/6300 and 600 bales from Khanewal at Rs 6250, dealers said.

 


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The KCA Official Spot Rate for Local Dealings in Pakistan Rupees

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FOR BASE GRADE 3 STAPLE LENGTH 1-1/32"

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                                    MICRONAIRE VALUE BETWEEN 3.8 TO 4.9 NCL

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Rate              Ex-Gin   Upcountry   Spot Rate    Spot Rate    Difference

                    For      Price     Ex-Karachi  Ex. KHI. As   Ex-Karachi

                                                  on 17-09-2016

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37.324 kg         5,950       135         6,085        6,035           + 50

Equivalent

40 kgs            6,377       145         6,522        6,468           + 54

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