Pakistan’s cotton production has experienced a remarkable year-on-year increase of 97.5%, reaching 3.041 million bales as of August 31, according to data from the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA). Notably, Sindh province has played a significant role, contributing 65% of the total output. Sindh province alone has produced 1.972 million cotton bales out of the national total of 3.041 million bales, marking an impressive 136% year-on-year growth in yield.

Based on the consolidated statement of cotton arrivals in ginning factories up to August 31, 2023, Punjab, which is Pakistan’s largest cotton producer, saw its cotton production rise to 1.06 million bales, representing a 52% year-on-year increase.

The PCGA reported, “The overall production has shown a substantial year-on-year increase of 97.5%, amounting to 3.041 million bales compared to 1.54 million bales produced during the same period last year.” This data was collected from 528 ginning factories operating across the country.

The robust production trend during the early stages of harvesting in the current season bodes well for meeting the national cotton production target of 12.77 million bales set for the year 2023-24.

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