Cotton futures are down 38 to 42 points at midday, as traders are continuing to take profits. The US dollar index, down 466 points at the moment is not having much effect. Imports of cotton, according to Chinese customs data totaled 100,415 MT during December, down 27.77% from December 2016. There was 35,044 MT from the US, 23.54% lower than the same month last year. The Adjusted World Price was updated by USDA to 75.30 for the week that ends next Thursday, up 85 points from the previous week. Online cash sales on the Seam totaled 13,854 bales on Wednesday, with prices up 457 points, averaging 72.39 cents/lb. The Cotlook A Index for January 24 was down 125 points from the previous day at 92.85 cents/lb.

Mar 18 Cotton is at 81.85, down 42 points,

May 18 Cotton is at 82.53, down 38 points

Jul 18 Cotton is at 82.98, down 38 points

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