Cotton futures were mixed on Thursday, with nearby Oct down 20 points. Thursday’s morning’s USDA Export Sales report indicated a MY low in weekly 17/18 sales of all upland cotton. There were 65,216 RB of old crop upland cotton sold during the week of Sep 9, with 26,400 RB of new crop sales reported to Pakistan. Export shipments also came in at a MY low at 108,523 RB, 13.11% behind last year. The Cotton AWP was updated to 63.27 cents/lb, down 86 points from the previous week. The Cotlook A index for September 13 was 300 points lower at 79.1 cents/lb. At their daily auction of state reserves, China sold 22,500 MT of the 27,800 MT of cotton offered.

Oct 17 Cotton closed at 69.780, down 20 points,

Dec 17 Cotton closed at 69.120, up 3 points

May 18 Cotton closed at 69.090, down 12 points

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