As cotton prices decline, ready-made clothes set to get 10% cheaper this Diwali – ET Retail

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Ahmedabad: Cotton costs have seen a big decline of roughly Rs 3,000 per sweet up to now week. Market consultants say decrease cotton costs will stimulate demand within the home market and improve the export competitiveness of Indian cotton yarn producers.

Moreover, the decrease cotton costs will in flip cut back costs of ready-made clothes, giving prospects costs not less than 10% decrease than within the earlier Diwali season.

In accordance with the GujCot Association, the common cotton price was Rs 59,400 per sweet (356kg) on Might 19, however it has decreased to Rs 56,200 as of Thursday. Jayesh Patel, vice-president of the Spinners’ Affiliation Gujarat (SAG), acknowledged, “Indian cotton was costlier than the worldwide market, leading to decrease demand. Farmers, anticipating larger cotton costs, had held again their inventory, however they’ve now began promoting, creating promoting strain and resulting in a big lower in cotton costs.

Yarn costs have additionally dropped to Rs 245 per kg (30 comb), and we anticipate an increase in each home and worldwide demand, in addition to the benefit of decrease costs for customers throughout the Diwali season.”

Bharat Chhajer, former chairman of the Powerloom Improvement and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), stated, “After remaining at a median of Rs 60,000 for an prolonged interval, cotton costs have now fallen to the Rs 56,000 stage. This can end in cheaper garments for customers throughout the coming Diwali season, with costs anticipated to lower by nearly 15%.

“Decrease cotton costs will allow the business to safe export orders, permitting Indian exporters to compete favorably in opposition to China, Bangladesh, Vietnam and others. Whereas cotton costs have been risky, we anticipate that costs will stabilize, resulting in a decline in retail costs after August.”

  • Revealed On Might 27, 2023 at 03:29 PM IST

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