By admin       2019-03-20

19 Mar '19 - Over 10.762 million bales of cotton have arrived in 2018-19 season at various ginneries in Pakistan, as on March 15, 2019, down 6.84 per cent over arrival of 11.552 million bales during the corresponding period of last season, according to the latest fortnightly report on cotton arrivals, released by Pakistan Cotton Ginners’ Association (PCGA). In the major cotton producing province of Punjab, total cotton arrivals decreased by 9.39 per cent year-on-year to 6.613 million bales, according to the report prepared by PCGA, in joint cooperation with All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) and the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA). While in Sindh province, cotton arrivals decreased 2.45 per cent to 4.149 million bales as on March 15 during the ongoing cotton season 2018-19. Of the total arrival of 10.762 million bales at various ginneries in Pakistan, 10.754 million bales were pressed by ginners, of which 9.743 million bales were sold, leaving an unsold stock of 1.010 million bales with the ginners, as on March 15, according to the data. The textile mills in Pakistan consumed 9.641 million bales, while another 102.330 million bales of cotton were sold to exporters, according to the data. The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has not procured any bale of cotton so far this season. As of March 15, a total of 24 ginning factories were operational in Punjab compared to 43 ginneries that were operational during the same time last season. Similarly, 1 ginning unit was operational in the Sindh region, compared to 8 operating units during the corresponding period last year. (PC)

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