MCX cotton hits a 5-month low on higher output forecast.

Futures contracts of cotton on the MCX hit a five-month low of 19,820 rupees per bale (1bales=170kg) in early trade due to expectations of higher domestic crop. Farmers in the country have sown cotton across 1.41 million ha as of Jun 8, up 42.4% on year. However, cotton June contract on the MCX recovered from the low and was trading at 19,960 rupees, up 0.5% from the previous close.