Over 9.7 Million Cotton Bales Reach Ginneries
Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has issued the figures of cotton arrival up to December 1st, 2016. Seed cotton (Phutti) equivalent to over 9,778,451 bales of cotton have reached ginneries across Pakistan as of November 15, showing an increase of 13.28 per cent compared to corresponding period last year when ginneries received 8,631,933 bales.
According to the fortnightly report of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) issued here on Saturday, Chairman of PCGA Dr Jeso Mal, Ex-Chairman Shahzad Ali Khan and group Chairman Haji Muhammad Akram briefed about cotton production and said out of the total arrivals, 9.77 million bales of cotton have been converted into bales so far. Ginneries in Punjab recorded arrival of 6,158,870 bales recorded increase of 20.69 per cent.
Sindh ginneries recorded arrival of 3,619,581 bales while last year Sindh received 3,528,841 bales merely 2.57 percent more. Ginneries in Sindh recorded an increase of 2.57 percent as compared to corresponding period last year. Textile mills have bought 7,683,980 bales while exporters bought 1,84,944 bales. The total bales sold out so far were calculated at 7,868,924 bales.
Multan received 2,80,863 bales 142.15 percent increase than last year, Lodhran 1,73,443 bales 115.59 percent increase, Khanewal 5,52,071 bales 56.25 percent increase, Muzaffargarh 3,02,665 bales an increase of 29.46 percent, Dera Ghazi Khan 3,19,937 an increase of 17.51 percent, Rajanpur 3,28,994 bales, 16.45 percent decrease, Layyah 2,53,314, 11.20 percent increase, Vehari 3,51,881 bales 22 percent increase, Sahiwal 1,97,933 bales 13.08 percent less than last year, Pakpattan 40,160 bales 39.36 percent less, Okara 18,807, 13.79 percent less, Toba Tek Singh 1,47,838 bales, Faisalabad 34,330 bales 24.25 %less than last year, Jhang 29,762 showing decrease of 26.62 percent, Mianwali 2,36,609 a decrease of 6.99 percent, Bhakkar 59,827 (18.70 percent less) Sargodha 9,200 (16.36 %less), Rahimyar Khan 10,13,356 bales (Merely 6.47 percent less), Bahawalpur 8,71,321 an increase of 32.72 percent, and Bahawalnagar 9,33,569-an increase of 40.95 percent.
In Sindh: Hyderabad 2,23,595 bales 8.52 percent less than last year, Mirpur Khas (Thar) 2,67,737 bales 1.02 percent less, Sangarh, 12,10,509 bales 6.48 percent decrease, Nawabshah 3,13,860 bales (5.31 percent increase), Naushero Feroze 3,22,564 bales (17.73 percent increase), Khairpur 2,73,409 (12.96 percent increase) Ghotki 2,77,725 (6.56 percent increase), Sukkur 4,80,945 (22.29% increase) Dadu 38,500 sales (25.30 percent increase) Jamshoro 1,10,236 bales (17.12 percent less), Badeen 27,027 bales 14.47 percent less) and Baluchistan 73,874 bales (an crease of 30.54 percent). Total 788 ginning factories are operational in the country. Of them 566 in Punjab and 222 in Sindh. Total 19,09,527 bales are lying in unsold stock.