Pakistan: Physical prices remain firm on demand during trading at cotton market

KARACHI: Physical prices remained strong on demand of better and second grade of cotton during the trading session in major stations of Punjab and Sindh. Buyers bought the commodity at a premium price while ginners made deals for second grade of lint in anticipating paucity in the forthcoming trading sessions at the lint market. Buyers purchased better grades of cotton at a slightly higher price at around Rs 7,550 per maund to Rs 7,625 per maund during trading session at Punjab and Sindh stations.

The physical prices would likely remain firm on paucity of better grades arrival of phutti (cottonseed) in ginneries. Buyers also made forward deals for a month period at around Rs 6,450 per maund and Rs 6,600 per maund in anticipation of paucity of better grades in coming trading sessions. Around 3,600 bales changed hands while spot rate at Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) remained firm at Rs 7,600 per maund.

rade issue of cotton would keep growers and ginning sector on driving seat while better grades of lint changed hands above Rs 7,700 per maund to Rs 7,725 per maund at major Sindh and Punjab stations. Mills and spinners were in need of better grades of cotton in order to cater order of quality end products in backdrop of international Frankfurt textile fair. The market prices are still in firm zone and buyers with liquidity are consolidating their long positions in making deals for fine lots. According to KCA, 200 bales of Sanghar changed hands at Rs 6,875 per maund, 200 bales of upper Sindh at Rs 7,275 per maund, 200 bales of southern Punjab at Rs 7,575 per maund and 200 bales of Bahawalpur at Rs 7,025 per maund.

Source: Pakistan Tribune, Pakistan
Friday, 12 January 2018

<< Back To Textile News