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Cotlook cuts forecast for '18-19 world cotton production, consumption

April 27 (Reuters) - Cotton Outlook (Cotlook) in its April forecast reduced its projections for both global consumption and production of cotton in the 2018-19 crop year. The following are details of the firm's latest forecast: Figures in tonnes for March/April season 2017-18 2018-19 March April Change March April Change Major Producers India 6,205,000 6,120,000 -85,000 6,460,000 6,460,000 China 5,740,000 5,770,000 +30,000 5,370,000 5,370,000 United States 4,579,000 4,579,000 4,505,000 4,321,000 -184,000 Pakistan 1,790,000 1,790,000 1,950,000 1,950,000 Brazil 1,850,000 1,875,000 +25,000 1,900,000 1,950,000 +50,000 African Franc Zone 1,109,000 1,109,000 1,142,000 1,142,000 Uzbekistan 780,000 840,000 +60,000 750,000 820,000 +70,000 Turkey 900,000 900,000 925,000 925,000 Australia 1,000,000 1,000,000 850,000 850,000 Others 2,277,000 2,273,000 -4,000 2,454,000 2,449,000 -5,000 World Production 26,230,000 26,256,000 +26,000 26,306,000 26,237,000 -69,000 Major Consumers Indian subcontinent 9,386,000 9,386,000 9,571,000 9,571,000 China 8,700,000 8,700,000 8,900,000 8,900,000 Turkey 1,550,000 1,550,000 1,600,000 1,600,000 Vietnam 1,450,000 1,450,000 1,525,000 1,525,000 United States 729,000 729,000 743,000 743,000 Brazil 725,000 725,000 775,000 775,000 Indonesia 750,000 750,000 790,000 790,000 Others 2,924,000 2,839,000 -85,000 2,975,000 2,872,000 -103,000 World Consumption 26,214,000 26,129,000 -85,000 26,879,000 26,776,000 -103,000 Net Change in Stock +16,000 +127,000 -573,000 -539,000 (Reporting by Chris Prentice in New York)

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