Cotton Cooling Off into Week’s End


The current cotton quotes are working weaker, though the old/new crop spread is continuing to widen. Old crop contracts are mostly 2 to 20 points in the red, while the new crop contracts are 30 to 44 points weaker at midday. 

Weekly cotton bookings were 160,465 RBs for the week that ended 2/8. That was a 2% drop wk/wk, but was an 11% increase vs the same week last year. USDA listed the week’s shipment at 276k MT. That brough the yearly total to 1.82m RBs – a 3% lag from last year. Adding the unshipped sales has commitments at 10.31m RBs – a 4% lead vs last season’s pace. 


The Cotlook A Index was back over a dollar with a 195 point increase on 2/15 to 101.45 cents/lb. The updated AWP was listed at 73.44, another 340 points higher for the week. 

Mar 24 Cotton  is at 94.61, down by 2 points, 

May 24 Cotton  is at 95.23, down by 6 points, 

Jul 24 Cotton  is at 95.20, down by 13 points, 

Dec 24 Cotton  is at 84.48, down by 36 points,

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