Pakistan: Cotton and Products Update

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Based on current market arrivals, Pakistan’s 2018/19 cotton production is estimated at 7.8 million 480 lb bales, down 8 percent from the previous estimate and 5 percent from the last year’s production level mainly due to area reductions. Uncertain conditions in domestic and international markets, coupled with pest infestations, also affected cotton production. The shortfall in domestic supplies will be bridged through imports, with 2018/19 imports forecast at 3 million 480 lb bales.

Pakistan: Cotton and Products Update