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Cotton

This section displays a comprehensive view of the International Cotton Markets (New York, China, India & Pakistan), updates, detailed analysis and comparison tools. Cotton market fundamentals (production, consumption, trade and stocks) from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are also updated.

June 24th, 2019

Cotton prices have further declined in New York, although with very different results depending on contracts. Demand is depressed from spinners on the international and domestic markets with participants waiting for the results of the G8-summit later this week, which should tell if China will resume buying cotton on the international market. Domestic markets are …

June 17th, 2019

Cotton prices have stayed at their currently low level in the past week, over a lack of demand from spinners who are primarily trying to reduce their stocks, also anticipating prices to stay very weak in the coming season. Global cotton stocks at the end of 2019-20 have been raised by the US Department of …

June 10th, 2019

Cotton prices have further plunged at the end of last week in New York, reflecting massive selling by speculative funds. Prices are not expected rebounding in the next season, due to a recovery of global production. In China, demand remains anemic, further depressing domestic prices. Prices are much more resisting in India and Pakistan.  Cotton …

June 03rd, 2019

Cotton prices were in free fall at the start of the new week on the international market, as a result of latest threats by president Trump to apply additional tariffs on Mexican products. Although cotton prices should now firm up as the latest crop is drying up, political disruption may depress the cotton market at …

May 27th, 2019

Cotton prices have begun recovering in the seven past days after sharply falling in the previous weeks. Although long-term data are depressing market prices with a much larger global output expected in the next season, short-term factors should boost cotton to higher levels when US cotton supplies will have dried up in the coming weeks.  …

May 20th, 2019

Cotton prices have continued sharply falling in the last week, over a new deterioration of the China-US relationship. The rebound of global cotton production expected for the coming season is also pressuring prices on international but also on the domestic markets. Even in China, domestic cotton prices are sharply falling. Cotton prices have continued last …

May 13th, 2019

Cotton prices have dramatically fallen in the last week in New York, over a possible failure of China-US trade negotiations and the release by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) of bearish data for the next season 2019-20. Cotton prices have plunged in the last week in New York, over difficulties for US negotiators in …

May 06th, 2019

Cotton prices have surprisingly fallen in the last week in New York whereas also dropping on domestic markets in China, India and Pakistan. US futures have been depressed by a decline of commodity prices and renewed pessimism over ongoing trade negotiations with China. Cotton inventories could also be larger on domestic markets than earlier expected.  …

April 29th, 2019

Cotton prices have slightly fallen on the international market after China has announced that its official sales from state reserves will resume in the next week. Chinese buyers are however still expected turning to the US crop and therefore pushing up New York futures to higher levels. Cotton prices have stayed firm in the past …

April 22nd, 2019

Cotton prices have stayed very firm in the past weeks, ahead of a possible new rise of New York futures in the the second part of May. Demand could intensify from India and China, as the two largest cotton users are now turning to the international market for feeding their needs.  Cotton prices have last …