Economy India's cotton exports for 2017-18 could see 30% growth Updated : May 25, 2018 02:32 PM IST India shipped 5.82 million bales of cotton overseas last marketing year. The country has exported 6.3 million bales so far in the marketing year that started on Oct. 1. The country could end the 2017/18 season with closing stocks of less than 2 million tonnes. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.