Cotton production in Pakistan declined by 34.18 per cent as compared to 8.5 million bales during the corresponding period of 2020.
According to the statistics released by Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association till March 1, exactly 5,631,191 bales underwent the ginning process i.e. conversion to bales. Cotton arrivals in Punjab were recorded at over 3.5 million or 3,501,580 bales, while Sindh generated just over 2.1 million or 2,136,169 bales.
Cotton arrivals in Punjab were recorded at over 3.5 million or 3,501,580 bales whichwas 1.5 million bales less as compared to the last year’s production of more than 5 million bales.
Cotton arrivals in Sindh were recorded 2.1 million or 2,136,169 bales which was 38.52 percent less as compared to the last year’s production of more than 3.4 million bales.
Just over 5.4 million or 5,446,141 bales were sold out with major chunk of it, 5.37 million (5,375,941) bales, bought by textile mills and 70,200 by exporters. Exactly 191.608 bales were lying unsold at the ginneries.
Bahawalnagar district of Punjab remained on top with cotton arrival figure of 998,131 bales followed by Sanghar district in Sindh (791,278) and Rahim Yar Khan (656,885 bales).
A total of 22 ginning factories were operating in the country – all of them in Punjab, and none in Sindh.