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Kapaskhali futures down on profit-taking

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Reuters
Published
Dec 22, 2009

MUMBAI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - India's cottonseed oilcake, or kapaskhali, futures ended lower on Tuesday 22 December on profit-taking, analysts said.



The January contract NCDF0 ended 0.33 percent lower at 1,202.5 rupees per 100 kg.

The January contract has risen over 10 percent since the beginning of November tracking firm cotton prices driven by exports.

Kapaskhali, a by-product of cottonseed, is used as cattle feed and is largely consumed in the north-western states of India.

Indian traders have exported 428,076 bales of raw cotton (of 170 kg each) in the first two months of the 2009/10 marketing year, up 19 percent from a year ago.

India's cotton exports in 2009/10 are expected to increase 57 percent to 5.5 million bales, A.B. Joshi, textile commissioner and chairman of Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), had told Reuters earlier this month.

"There are not many buyers for kapaskhali in the market since the last few days as prices have risen significantly," said a trader in Akola, a major trading hub.

(Reporting by Sourav Mishra; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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