MULTAN
The cotton arrival at ginneries has observed 13.75 percent increase during the last fortnight (December 1 to 15) compared to corresponding period last year, disclosed a fortnightly cotton arrival report issued by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association on Wednesday.
The report shows that around 12,249,949 cotton bales were sourced to the country’s ginners by December 15 compared to corresponding period last year when ginneries received 10,768,861 bales.
The report read that 99,62,296 cotton bales were sold to the textile units while exporters bought 3,15,804 bales. Thus, overall 10,278,100 bales were traded so far. It may not be out of place to mention here that a total 998 out of 1,200 ginning factories are currently operational in Sindh and Punjab.
According to the report, Punjab contributed 86,35,886  bales, Sindh 36,14,063 and Balochistan 58,282 bales. After the total trading of 1,02,78,100 bales, as many as 19,71,849 bales are still available with ginners as unsold stock. The district-wise cotton arrival break-up shows that ginneries in Multan received 4,52,101 bales, Lodhran 3,15,981, Khanewal 8,65,334, Muzaffargarh 3,84,907 Dera Ghazi Khan 3,81,754, Rajanpur 4,05,762, Layyah 2,61,600, Vehari 8,11,755, Sahiwal 4,86,954, Pakpattan 1,65,4236, Okara 43,300, Kasur 27,250 , Toba Tek Singh, 2,14,439 , Faisalabad 60,373 , Jhang 1,144,440 , Mianwali 2,65,500, Bhakkar 1,66,100, Sargodha 34,900 , Rahim Yar Khan 10,82,922 , Bahawalpur 9,88,121 and Bahawalnagar 11,07,124.  The break-up of district wise cotton arrival in Sindh shows that ginning factories in Hyderabad received 2,96,694  bales, Mirpur Khas 3,54,976, Sangarh 13,72,745, Nawabshah 2,78,180, Naushero Feroze 2, 37,229 ,  Khairpur 2,17,181, Ghotki 1,88,410 , Sukkur, 3,33,190 , Dadu 35,455 , Jamshoro 1,87,279 , Badin 53,525 and Baluchistan 58,281 bales.