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Table 1

Area, production and average yield of cotton in Pakistan during 1947–2014.

Sr. Year Area Lint production Av. Lint yield
(million hectares) (million bales) (kg/ha)

1 1947–48 1.24 1.11 362
1 1949–50 1.11 1.24 452
2 1959–60 1.34 1.64 494
3 1969–70 1.76 3.01 326
4 1979–80 2.08 0.73 350
5 1989–90 2.59 8.56 560
6 1999–00 2.98 11.24 641
7 2009–10 3.1 12.9 707
8 2014–15 2.78 1.48 810

Source: Economic Survey 2004-05 Statistical Appendix pp. 24–25, Economic Survey 2010-11.