Weekly Update: Domestic Cotton Crop Snapshot

According to the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, cotton crop continues to progress well. However, instances of white fly are increasing in Punjab with comparison to last week reports. Concurrently, pink boll worm and army worm are also being reported across Punjab rising above ETL level in most of the cotton area.

Whereas, Sindh crop is progressing towards maturity hence sucking pest incidences are declining at a steady pace.

 Prices of seed cotton remained between 2600-2800.

Targets for Area and Production of Cotton Crop (2017-18)

S. No

Province

Area (million hectares)

Production (million bales)

1

Punjab

2.42

10.00

2

Sindh

0.65

4.00

3

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

0.001

0.002

4

Baluchistan

0.038

0.038

Total of Pakistan

3.11

14.04

 

Sowing Position of Cotton Crop as on 10th July, 2017

Area (million hectares)

Province

Target

2017-18

Area Sown

% Change

2017-18

2016-17

Target

Last Year

Punjab

2.42

2.145

1.780

88.6%

+20.5

Sindh

0.65

0.608

0.636

94%

-4.4

Pakistan

3.11

2.753

2.416

88.52%

+13.95

 

Province

Expected Population (million bales)

Punjab

8.80

Sindh

3.70

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & Baluchistan

0.10

Pakistan

12.60

Posted on: 2017-08-29T16:56:00+05:00