Views:2 Author:Site Editor Publish Time: 2019-08-29 Origin:Site
In Pakistan, cotton areas have gained strong support from the high cotton prices and good rainfall during the planting period. Moreover, yearly increase of 14.4% of cotton areas by July 5are also supportive to complete the target of cotton production in new season. In 2019/20 season, Pakistani cotton production is very likely to reach the high level of 2011/12 season.
1. 2019/20 Pakistani cotton production target improves largely
According to Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Pakistani government sets the cotton areas at 2.895 million hectares in 2019/20 season, including 2.145 million hectares in Punjab, 0.64 million hectares in Sindh, and 0.11 million hectares in other regions. Besides, the production is targeted at 15 million bales (about 2.55 million tons), including 10.2 million bales of Punjab, 4.60 million bales of Sindh and 0.20 million bales of other regions. The production target is higher about 39.9% from last season.
Since 2011/12 season, when the cotton production hot a record high of 2.518 million tons, the cotton production has been constantly decreasing. In 2015/16 season, the production was only at 1.814 million tons, down about 28% compared with that in 2011/12 season. Later, despite of recovery of cotton production, the increment was limited. Will the target in new season realize?