India’s cotton exports have risen by selling about five million bales over the past two months, with Cotton Corporation of India (CCI). Cotton traders say that Bangladesh’s demand for organic cotton is high even though it has been a 10 percent drop in demand for traditional cotton due to heavy rain. This demand is possibly rekindled as higher levels of moisture in soil aid farmers in later selection.
In 2019-20 (October-September) the CCI kept around a third of the cotton that came to the world. It did not however export cotton at a loss and carried almost all the inventory in May. After June the company has been selling at a loss, making it liquidate about 50% of its shares. The cotton is currently sold in Rs 38,200 per 356 kg candy. Local merchants and brokers alleged that their discount scheme on bulk imports only allowed big corporations and merchants to profit from the domestic and export sales of that cheap cotton.
Currently, cotton prices are far below the MSP, which is fixed at the rate of Rs 5825 / quintal. Private traders will probably not buy cotton when arrivals start in late October. The CCI is ready to buy cotton in the north as preparations for MSP operations in South India begin from 1 October.