Sustained growth in cotton production reached 10.685 million bales during the last fortnight (Dec 1-15), according to an article on Dawn.com. A 5.30 per cent increase has been witnessed over the corresponding period last year when production stood at 10.147m bales. The latest cotton production figures issued by Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association on Monday showed higher growth in Sindh’s cotton production at 4.136 million bales, an increase of 11.70pc over the same period last year when production stood at 3.703m bales. The province produced around 433,275 more cotton bales so far over last year. Against this, cotton production in Punjab during the period under review recorded a modest increase at 6.549m bales or 1.63pc higher over the corresponding period last year when production was at 6.444m bales. Overall, the province produced 104,765 more bales over the last year.