By admin       2018-10-01

KARACHI: Cotton prices came under renewed pressure on Friday as uncertainty on global commodity markets along with falling cotton prices kept the buying sentiment depressed. Buyers avoided going for higher inventory by restricting their buying to short-term needs, said the brokers. The falling cotton prices due to ongoing US-China tariffs war and shifting of buying source is impacting world commodity markets. The higher phutti (seed-cotton) arrivals is feared to bring cotton prices under pressure as spinners are playing safe by reducing their daily buying orders to only short-term needs. The world’s leading cotton markets remained under pressure with New York losing up to 1.75 cents per lb but late in the evening, it partially recovered. The Indian and Chinese markets were also reported to be easy. The Karachi Cotton Association revised down its spot rates by Rs50 to Rs8,000 per maund. The following deals were reported to have changed hands on the ready counter: 2,000 bales, Tando Adam, at Rs7,950 to Rs8,000; 1,200 bales, Sanghar, at Rs7,850 to Rs7,950; 1,000 bales, Mirpurkhas, at Rs7,800 to Rs8,000; 1,400 bales, Shahdadpur, at Rs7,900 to Rs8,050; 1,600 bales, Nawabshah, at Rs8,050; 1,400 bales, Saleh pat, at Rs8,200 to Rs8,250; 1,200 bales, Rohri, at Rs8,175 to Rs8,200; 2,000 bales, Khairpur, at Rs8,125 to Rs8,175; 600 bales, Haroonabad, at Rs8,000 to Rs8,025; 600 bales, Rajanpur, at Rs8,200 to Rs8,225; 400 bales, Yazman, at Rs8,150 to Rs8,200 and 400 bales, from Burewala, were done at Rs8,000.

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