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Cotton futures are trading 10 to 27 points lower this morning. They finished Thursday with 9 to 15 point gains in the front months. Export sales of 18/19 upland cotton in the week ending 10/11 totaled 32,656 RB, 66.68% lower than last week. That included 13,400 RB sold to lead buyer Pakistan and 18,480 RB in reductions to China (they may have been deferred to 2019/20). Sales for 19/20 were reported at 24,200 RB, with 17,600 RB sold to China. The US shipped 33,088 RB of upland to China in the week ending October 11. Cotton export commitments have been slowing but are still 17% larger than last year at this time. The Cotlook A index was down 30 points from the previous day at 87.75 cents/lb on October 17. The USDA weekly AWP was updated to 69.09 cents/lb, up 1.32 cents from last week and good through next Thursday.

--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management (402) 289-2330

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