Cotton futures are showing mixed trade on Monday, as Dec is up 19 points and back months are lower. Total commitments of upland cotton exports are now 70% of the full year USDA estimate. The average for this time of year is 55%, with last year running 48%. The Cotton Ginnings report showed that the US had ginned 7.927 million bales as of November 15. That was a jump of 2.96 million bales over the previous report and 6% larger than last year for the same time. The Cotlook A index was unchanged from the previous day points to 81.60 cents/lb on November 24.

Dec 17 Cotton is at 72.42, up 19 points,

Mar 18 Cotton is at 71.82, down 11 points

May 18 Cotton is at 72.72, down 10 points

Jul 18 Cotton is at 73.200, down 8 points

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