Phutti is a valuable cash crop for Pakistani farmers. The price of cotton and phutti fluctuates from year to year, making it difficult for farmers to predict their income. In this blog post, we will explore the historical trends in cotton and phutti prices and look at what factors influence these rates. We hope that this information will help farmers make more informed decisions about their crops.

Cotton Price and Phutti Rates in Pakistan

The average phutti rate in Pakistan is Rs 5000 to Rs 8,050 maund (approximately 40 kg). The highest rate is Rs 5,000-8,200 per maund, while the lowest rate is Rs. 5,000 per maund. The price of phutti has remained fairly stable over the past few years, with only a slight increase in recent months. Phutti is an important raw material for the production of Pakistan’s famous ‘phulkari’ embroidery.Phulkari is a traditional form of embroidery from the Punjab region of Pakistan.

It is typically worked on a ground fabric of cotton or linen, using brightly coloured threads. The most common motifs used in phulkari are flowers, birds and geometric patterns. The word ‘phulkari’ literally means ‘flower work’. Phulkari embroidery was traditionally used to decorate household items such as bedding, towels and clothing. However, it has now become popular as a decorative form of needlework in its own right. Phulkari stitching is usually worked in chain stitch, using a needle and thread.

The embroidery is worked on the wrong side of the fabric, so that the design appears on the right side when it is finished. Phulkari embroidery is usually worked in one colour, but multiple colours may be used to create a more complex design.

The use of multiple colours was traditionally reserved for special occasions such as weddings and festivals. Phutti rates vary depending on the quality of the phutti and the location where it is grown. The best quality phutti comes from Punjab province, where it fetches a higher price than in other parts of Pakistan. Phutti from Sindh province is also highly prized for its quality, but it is less expensive than phutti from Punjab province. There are two main types of phulkari embroidery: chikan and sozni.

Chikan embroidery originated in Lucknow, India, while sozni embroidery originated in Kashmir. Both styles of embroidery use similar techniques, but they differ in the type of stitches used and the way the threads are laid down on the fabric. Chikan embroidery uses fine stitches and delicate threadwork to create elaborate designs, while sozni embroidery uses thicker stitches and heavier threads to create bolder designs. Phulkari embroidery was traditionally worked with silk threads, but cotton threads are now commonly used as well. Silk thread is still used for special occasions such as weddings, because it gives the embroidery a luxurious look and feel.

Phutti / Cotton Rates in Punjab Pakistan 2024

City / DistrictRates
LahoreRs.6,150 to 9000
MultanRs.7,000 to 8000
Rahim Yar KhanRs.6,150 to 7000
BahawalpurRs.6000 to 7000
SahiwalRs.6000 to 7000
VehariRs.6000 to 7000
BahawalnagarRs.8000 to 9000

The above table shows the average cotton prices in various cities of Punjab, Pakistan. As can be seen, the price of cotton varies depending on the city, but is generally between Rs. 7000 and Rs. 11000 per 50 kg. This makes Punjab one of the largest producers of cotton in Pakistan.

Phutti / Cotton Rates in Sindh Pakistan 2024

The phutti (cotton) rates in Sindh, Pakistan for the year 2024 are as follows:

City / DistrictRates
Naushro FerozeRs.6,000 to 7000
SukkurRs.7,000 to 8000
UmarkotRs.6,000 to 7000
Mirpur KhasRs.5000 to 6000
SangharRs.6000 to 7000
NawabshahRs.6600 to 7000
GhotkiRs.8000 to 9000
DaduRs.7000 to 000

Phutti / Cotton Rates in Balochistan Pakistan

The table below lists the average phutti/cotton rates in Balochistan, Pakistan for the year 2024.

City / DistrictRates
PanjgurRs.7,000 to 7300
KharanRs.7,000 to 8000
LasbellaRs.6,000 to 6600
KhuzdarRs.7000 to 8000
Kech TurbatRs.7000 to 7600
BarkhanRs.7600 to 7900
KalatRs.8000 to 9000

Phutti/Cotton is the Very important cash crop of Pakistan. It is the major source of foreign exchange earnings and contributes about 10% to the country’s GDP. The cotton industry plays a vital role in the economy of Pakistan, providing employment to millions of people and accounting for a significant share of the industrial sector.

 The country is the 5th largest producer of cotton in the world and the 3rd largest exporter of cotton. Cotton is grown in all four provinces of Pakistan, with Punjab and Sindh being the major producing regions.

Pakistan’s climate is ideally suited to the cultivation of cotton. The hot and humid weather conditions during the cotton growing season (July-September) provide the perfect environment for the plant to flourish. The main cotton growing areas of Pakistan are the Indus River plains and the Punjab and Sindh provinces.