Cotton futures are trading 7 to 35 points higher in the front months, with back months lower as Oct is 121 points higher on low trade. The new AWP , good through next Thursday is 65.47 cents/lb, an increase of 14 points since the previous week. Total export commitments for all upland cotton have reached 63.4% above a year ago, with just under 4 reporting weeks left for the Marketing year. As a percent of the USDA projection, total export commitments are 108%, above the last year and the average of 106% for this date. Friday saw sales of 18,700 MT of cotton from state reserves in China, as 29,900 MT were offered. The Cotlook A index for July 13 was down 50 points to 83.20 cents/lb.

Oct 17 Cotton is at 67.75, up 121 points,

Dec 17 Cotton is at 66.74, up 37 points

Mar 18 Cotton is at 66.23, up 7 points

May 18 Cotton is at 66.550, down 20 points

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