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  • 1.4.3-THE WORLD COTTON MARKET-THE COTLOOK A INDEX

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  • The Cotlook A Index

    Chapter 1 - The world cotton market - The Cotlook Indices 

     
     

    The Cotlook A Index is calculated by taking a simple average of the day's cheapest five quotations (with the proviso that only two CFA zone origins may figure in the A Index calculation on any day). Eighteen growths are currently in the selection for the 2006/2007 A Index:

     

    Memphis/Eastern

    Uzbekistan Greek
    California/Arizona Paraguayan Australian
    Memphis/Orleans/Texas Pakistan Type 1503 Mexican
    Tanzanian Type 1 SG Ivory Coast BEMA Syrian
    Turkish S. Eastern Std 1 RG Burkina Faso RUDY Brazilian
    Indian H-4/MECH-1/BUNNY Benin BELA Mali ROKY/KATY

     

    The Cotlook A (NE) Index is for cotton classed as middling 1-3/32", and is calculated by taking a simple average of the day's cheapest five quotations. Fifteen growths are currently in the selection for the A (NE) Index:

     

    Memphis/Eastern Uzbekistan Greek
    California/Arizona Paraguayan Australian
    Tanzanian Type 2 RG Pakistan 1503 Syrian
    Turkish S. Eastern Std 1 RG African 'Franc Zone' Brazilian
    Indian H-4/MECH-1 Spanish Chinese 328

     

    The Cotlook B (NE) Index is for 'coarse count' cotton - that commonly used for the production of coarse count yarn. It is calculated as a simple average of the day's cheapest three quotations for the following nine growths now in the selection:

     

    Orleans/Texas SLM 1-1/32" Uzbekistan
    Argentine Grade C-3/4 Chinese Type 527
    Brazilian SLM 1-1/16" Pakistan AFZAL 1-1/32"
    Turkish S. Eastern Std 2 RG 1-1/16" Indian J-34
    Syrian SLM 1-1/16"   

     

    Growths are occasionally added to or withdrawn from the selections, following the provision of appropriate notice of Cotlook's intentions, as the quality and availability of cotton from the various countries change.