India: Monsoon Update

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The cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 reported by the Indian Meteorological Department, as of September 23, 2018, was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year average. The recovery of monsoon in the second half (Aug and Sep) of the season has improved the pace of planting. Kharif 2018/19 planting is 2 percent higher than the normal five-year average, led by increased area under paddy, pulses and cotton.

India: Monsoon Update

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