Cotton futures were mostly 9 to 32 points lower on Thursday. All upland cotton 17/18 export sales increased nearly 63.95% from the previous week but lagged last week by 25.57% at 253,182 RB. Most of the sales went to Vietnam at 61,600 RB and Bangladesh with 61,500 RB purchased. There was an additional sale of 8,000 RB for 18/19 delivery to China. Exports of upland cotton were reported at 86,125 RB. All pima sales totaled nearly 17,500 RB, 20% lower than last week. The Adjusted World Price (AWP) was updated to 59.73 cents/lb, down 71 points from the previous week. The Cotlook A index for October 17 was 15 points higher at 77.85 cents/lb.

Dec 17 Cotton closed at 67.310, down 32 points,

Mar 18 Cotton closed at 67.010, down 32 points

Jul 18 Cotton closed at 68.740, down 21 points

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