The Cotton Crop Assessment Committee (CCAC) has revised cotton production estimates to 10.847 million bales of 170 kg each for this season, down from earlier projections of 14.2 mn bales. The committee in its first meeting held in Islamabad recently dashed all hopes of harvesting a bumper cotton crop in 2018-19. The country’s overall cotton production has deteriorated over the years in turn affecting the gross domestic product. The country’s last bumper cotton crop of 14.9 mn bales was harvested in 2013-14. The decline in estimates for cotton production to 10.847 mn bales from 14.2 mn bales for the current season would push the harvest lower than last year’s production at 11.581 mn bales.