BR Research - Cotton Analysis

Cotton woes: add inanity to the list

Cotton woes: add inanity to the list

Concern over poor cotton output has rightfully taken centre stage over the past two months. The crop has gained sown area by 14 percent in...

Cotton – good intentions are not enough

Cotton – good intentions are not enough

It is cotton-picking season, and the domestic market could not have been more out of sync with global trends. Seed cotton price has climbed eight...

Cotton – stewardship is missing

Cotton – stewardship is missing

It sounds like yesterday when the Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) was brimming with optimism over a rebound of cotton crop after a decade. After...

Alarm over cotton output

Alarm over cotton output

There is noticeable hue and cry over this season’s cotton output. Official word is that Pakistan’s actual cotton production can “realistically” be expected at 10.2...

Cotton’s corn moment

Cotton’s corn moment

Who is responsible for cotton’s woes in Pakistan? It is really a chicken and egg question. The long-term trend indicates that cultivation of most valuable...

Is cotton import duty a bad move?

Is cotton import duty a bad move?

And so, a major component of the PM’s textile package is being withdrawn just six months into its announcement: the government will be reintroducing customs...

Cotton outlook 2017/18

Cotton outlook 2017/18

A new season, a new target; for 2017/18, the cotton production target is currently set at 14.04 million bales from 3.11 million hectares. Out of...

Punjab’s lost cotton

Punjab’s lost cotton

Yesterday, this column discussed the prospects of a National Cotton Policy amid a weak cotton outlook (Read: “Cotton Policy?”). Looking further at the decreased cotton...

Cotton Policy?

Cotton Policy?

Last week, the Pakistan Cotton Ginners’ Association (PCGA) submitted budget proposals to the government, demanding a ‘bailout cum incentive oriented package.’ This comes as no...

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