Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its August estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2017-18 beginning from 1st October 2017. The CAI has retained its cotton crop estimate for the ongoing crop year 2017-18 at 365 lakh bales of 170 kgs each i.e. at the same level as in its estimate made in the previous month. Statements containing the state-wise estimate of the cotton crop and the Balance Sheet for the crop year 2017-18 with the corresponding data for the previous year are enclosed.