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Cotton Analysis

  • Is cotton import duty a bad move?

    And so, a major component of the PM’s textile package is being withdrawn just six months into its announcement: the government will be reintroducing customs duty and sales tax on the import of raw cotton

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  • Cotton outlook 2017/18

    A new season, a new target; for 2017/18, the cotton production target is currently set at 14.04 million bales from 3.11 million hectares. Out of this, Punjab is expected to produce 10 million bales from

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  • Punjab’s lost cotton

    Yesterday, this column discussed the prospects of a National Cotton Policy amid a weak cotton outlook (Read: “Cotton Policy?”). Looking further at the decreased cotton production, today’s article explores the reduction in the area under

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  • Cotton Policy?

    Last week, the Pakistan Cotton Ginners’ Association (PCGA) submitted budget proposals to the government, demanding a ‘bailout cum incentive oriented package.’ This comes as no surprise, since the annual cotton production target has been missed

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