U.S. Pima Cotton Sales: India is the Lead Importer for 2016-17

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There were 5,900 new net sales of U.S. pima reported for the week (November 17) versus 13,000 bales in sales the previous week. Currently registered export sales for the 2016/17 crop year total 388,700 bales. This level of sales is 247.7% of the sales level at the same time last year when 156,900 bales in sales had already been registered. Current shipments stand at 156.9% of last year with 145,500 bales shipped versus 96,700 bales shipped at the same time last year.  

There were 6,100 bales in new purchases made this week to India (3,400), Thailand (2,000), Pakistan (400), Korea (200) and Mexico (100).

There were 100 bales in destination changes this past week from Colombia (-100) to Turkey 9100).

There were 200 bales in cancellations this past week from India (-200).

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Export shipments this past week totaled 12,300 bales versus 16,400 bales the previous week. Shipments this past week went to India (5,600), China (4,900), Pakistan (1,400), Japan (300), Colombia (200) and Turkey (100).

The top five leading importers for the 2016/17 crop year are led by India with purchases of 189,700 bales. China, Pakistan, Egypt, and Peru round out the top five with purchases of 75,200 bales, 42,200 bales, 22,200 bales and 10,300 bales respectively. These five nations account for 87.4% of all the export-based purchases of U.S. Pima made to date this year.

There were no new forward sales reported this week. The current new crop sales totals stand at 0 and 0 bales respectively for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 years.

Export Sales Summary

Source – USDA-FAS U.S. Export Sales – November 17, 2016
1996 – 2016 sales listed in thousand running bales
* 2016/17 sales listed in running bales through November 10, 2016

 

Destination 11/17/16* 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
Belgium 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Germany 8.7 10.2 11.9 16.0 15.4
Italy 0.4 1.4 1.0 2.0 1.5
Portugal 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Switzerland 4.0 3.4 5.5 0.9 2.3
Turkey 4.5 43.0 5.6 27.5 37.3
Other Western Europe 0.0 3.0 0.2 0.0 1.0
Europe Totals 17.6 61.0 24.4 46.5 57.6
Bangladesh 0.6 9.3 10.8 12.1 27.9
China 75.2 199.6 228.1 391.6 451.0
India 189.7 131.6 63.6 78.7 126.2
Indonesia 3.1 20.6 15.3 30.5 33.1
Japan 6.2 12.7 14.2 16.3 15.1
Korean Republic 1.4 2.5 3.3 10.0 9.7
Pakistan 42.2 49.6 29.2 26.9 63.8
Taiwan 1.7 3.8 4.9 3.0 3.8
Thailand 8.8 18.2 15.4 23.2 25.6
Other Asia and Oceania 6.7 15.1 3.6 0.5 0.1
Asia Totals 335.6 463.0 388.4 592.8 756.3
Brazil 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.5 1.4
Canada 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chile 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ecuador 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Guatemala 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5
Honduras 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.3 0.4
Mexico 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.6 3.1
Peru 10.3 22.2 16.7 22.9 14.5
Salvador 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Venezuela 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Western Hemisphere Totals 13.2 26.4 20.3 27.6 19.9
Rest of World 22.5 18.8 11.8 15.3 32.8
World Totals 388.7 568.7 444.6 681.7 866.3

 


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