AFB Cotton Close: Rocked by Ever Increasing Stocks
Cotton was rocked by ever increasing world stocks. The 2011/12 production is expected to exceed use by 6.73 million bales. That will push stocks to 13.75 million bales. Smaller U.S. plantings are expected to see a million acres more harvested than in 2011, with production up 1.43 million bales to 17 million. U.S. stocks are projected to rise to 4.9 million bales. Limit down moves left the cotton market dark red. December fell to 79.37 cents and further losses are probable.
|Spot Price, Grade 41 Staple 34:||Memphis down 400 at 7532|
|Greenwood down 400 at 75|
|New York Futures:||July||down||400||at||8182|
This week’s LDP rate for cotton is
|The estimate for next week is||0 cents|
The cotton crop bug zoo is open for business and there’s more than plenty for everyone. Stink bugs and lygus are jumping from corn to cotton, while fleahoppers are entering