MCX cotton down on high stock, good output hopes.

Futures contracts of cotton fell on MCX due to high stocks and a rise in acreage. The USDA has scaled up its estimate for ending stocks of cotton in India for the season to 13.34 million bales (1USbale=480pound) from 13.24 million bales projected in May. Expectation of a higher production of cotton also weighed on the sentiment. Farmers in the country have sown cotton across 1.41 million ha as of Jun 8, up 42.4% on year. On the MCX, the June contract was at 20,090 rupees per bale (1bale=170kg), down 0.6% from the previous close.