Cotton futures are trading 1 to 20 points lower today. They ended Thursday with most contracts 22 to 32 points in the green, aided by a lower US dollar. The USDA indicated 17/18 export sales of 194,198 RB for all upland cotton, down 11.67% from the previous week but a jump of 111.95% over the same week a year ago. Cotton export shipments were reported at 131,894 MT, lagging the same week last year by 14.05% and 24.94% behind last week.The USDA AWP was updated to 60.55 cents/lb through next Thursday, 36 points lower than the previous week. The Cotlook A index for September 27 was down 80 points from the previous day at 78.90 cents/lb.

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