COTTON prices on the local market firmed in early September due to increased buying and a spike in US prices after two powerful hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. But as US prices softened after fears for extensive damage in cotton-growing states subsided, a reflection of it was seen on the local market as well. As a result, ex-Karachi cotton spot rate fixed by the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) fell to Rs6,639 per 40 kilograms on Sept 12.
Exports have started growing. Remittances are up. And, inflows of foreign investment are getting thicker. The external sector outlook is better now than at the end of the preceding fiscal year. Concerns remain, however. Uncertainty about forex flows from the US mingled with fears of all kinds: swelling import bills, huge foreign debt servicing and, last but not the least, accelerated outward repatriation of funds by foreigners and multinational corporations working in Pakistan.
SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) producing and processing farm products are doing well in Pakistan. We can also add to this list those SMEs that provide agricultural inputs and that are involved in the wholesaling and retailing of agricultural products. “But we don’t see a good number of SMEs that are exclusive providers of agricultural technology or those that exclusively cater to logistics, trade and distribution services in agriculture.
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