Cotton output for April estimated at 360 lakh bales
Mumbai: The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its April estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2017-18, at 360 lakh bales of 170 kgs each, but has revised state output figures.
The CAI has revised the state outputs, and for Maharashtra and Karnataka the production are estimated to be higher by 2 lakh bales and 50,000 bales, respectively, CAI said in a release issued here.
While the production in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are now estimated lower by 1.50 lakh bales and 1 lakh bales, respectively.
In Gujarat the total output was estimated at 105 lakh bales this season compared to 89 lakh bales last year. The total cotton production was 337.25 lakh bales in 2016-17 season. The cotton marketing season begins from October 1.