MCX cotton up on fall in arrival, likely high demand.

Futures contracts of cotton rose on the MCX after arrivals declined in major spot markets across the country. arrivals of cotton in spot markets stood at 67,700 tonne, lower than 69,700 tonne on previous close. Consumption of cotton by mills is seen rising 2% in 2017-18 to 5.2 million tonne, due to competitive prices for cotton yarn products. This has also supported the sentiment. The most active May contract of cotton was at 20,650 rupees per bale (1bale=170kg), up 0.6% from the previous close.