Current Cotton Scenario
Cotton Production and Balance sheet 
The Cotton Advisory Board, in its meeting held on 26th February 2011 has placed cotton production during 2010-11 cotton season at 312 lakh bales of 170 kgs each, as per State-wise details given below:
Area in lakh hectare/Production in lakh bales/Yield kgs per hectare
  2010-11* 2009-10
State Area Production Yield Area Production Yield
Punjab 5.3 16 513 5.11 14.25 474
Haryana 4.95 14 481 5.07 14.75 495
Rajasthan 3.34 9 458 4.44 11 421
North Total 13.59 39 488 14.62 40 465
Gujarat 26.33 102 659 26.25 98 635
Maharashtra 39.73 82 351 35.03 63 306
Madhya Pradesh 6.51 17 444 6.11 15 417
Central Total 72.57 201 471 67.39 176 444
Andhra Pradesh 17.76 53 507 14.75 52 599
Karnataka 5.34 10 318 4.55 9 336
Tamil Nadu 1.3 5 654 1.04 5 817
South Total 24.4 68 474 20.34 66 552
Orissa 0.75 2 453 0.54 1 315
Others 0.3 2 1133 0.21
Loose Lint -- -- -- -- 12  
Grand Total 111.61 312 475 103.1 295 486
*as per CAB dated 26th February 2011

 

Cotton Balance sheet  
The Cotton Balance Sheet for 2010-11 vis-a-vis 2009-10 as drawn by Cotton Advisory Board vide its meeting dt.26-02-2011 as under:
Quantity in lakh bales of 170 kgs each
Item
2010-11 2009-10
SUPPLY
Opening stock
40.5 71.5
Crop size
312 295
Imports
5 7
TOTAL AVAILABILITY
357.5 373.5
DEMAND
Mill Consumption
232 207
Small-Mill consumption
26 23
Non-Mill Consumption
17 20
TOTAL CONSUMPTION
275 250
Exports
55 83
TOTAL DISAPPEARANCE
330 333
CARRY FORWARD
27.5 40.5

 

LATEST RAW COTTON ARRIVALS  
(Position as on 03rd July 2011)
The per day arrivals are reported around 20,000 bales.
States 2010-11 2009-10
Quantity in lakh bales of 170 kgs
Punjab 15.2 14.25
Haryana 14 14.75
Rajasthan 9 11
North Total 38.2 40
Gujarat 99.66 94.83
Maharashtra 78.05 62.64
Madhya Pradesh 17 15
Central Total 194.71 172.47
Andhra Pradesh 52.91 52
Karnataka 11.57 9
Tamil Nadu 4.8 5
South Total 69.28 66
Orissa 1.79 1
Others 1.96
Total (Orissa & Others) 3.75 1
Plus Loose lint -- 12
Grand Total 305.94 291.47
     

 

World Cotton Prices
Monthly average Cotlook A Index (FE) from 2005-06 onwards
  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Cotlook Index in US Cents per lb.
Aug-10 53.23 59.88 66.62 78.04 64.14 90.35
September-10 53.94 58.82 68.12 77.09 63.99 104.73
October-10 57.74 57.03 68.93 62.3 66.82 126.55
November-10 55.87 57.39 69.68 54.96 71.78 155.47
December-10 56.09 59.43  69.52 55.47 76.78 168.22
January-11 58.36 59.06  73.21 57.71 77.39 178.93
February-11 59.66 57.86 75.05 55.21 80.05 213.18
March-11 57.59 58.42 80.18 51.5 85.8 229.67
April-11 56.23 57.13 75.44 56.78 88.08 216.62
May-11 54.35 55.57 74.12 61.95 90.07 165.52
June-11 55.14 60.61 77.04 61.39 93.04 167.16
July-11 55.42 67.84 77.29 64.8 -- --

 

source:- CAB Report