NCDEX cotton oilcake down 2% on selling pressure.

Futures contracts of cottonseed oilcake on the NCDEX declined over 2% due to selling pressure as cotton output is likely to increase in 2017-18 (Oct-Sep). India Meteorological Department has projected normal southwest monsoon rainfall in 2017. Good rains boost cotton production. On the NCDEX, the most active May contract of cottonseed oilcake traded down 1.9% from the previous close. In Akola, the benchmark market for cottonseed oilcake in Maharashtra, the commodity was sold down 25 rupees from previous close. In Kadi, Gujarat, the prices were unchanged. Sufficient supply and sluggish demand due to availability of cheaper alternatives for cattle feed also weighed on cotton prices.