August 7, 2018

Harvesting is planned to start around mid August, mainly concentrated in the southern regions and later in early September to begin in the northern regions. 

Planned volume of the harvest this season remains unchanged at 1,050,000 tons of seed cotton from which: Medium...

July 7, 2018

Latest reports coming from field visits indicate a very good progress of the crop with abundant water reserves due to early rains and with the current continuation of good weather, better yields are expected and thus a slightly higher output for the 17/18 season. Cotto...

May 7, 2018

On the 10th of May sowing has been completed in all districts covering an area of about 545 thousand hectares which under seasonable conditions and current yields should account for a 1.05 million tons seed cotton outturn for the coming season. Because of persisting we...

April 7, 2018

Ginning is now virtually over with only a couple of operations still active finishing off whatever residual tonnage has been left(basically ELS) of the 300,000 tons crop out of which about 134,000 tons Upland and 19,000 tons ELS have been sold for export. Land preparat...

February 7, 2018

Ginning operations are heading toward completion: gins started to shut down around the middle of February and the whole process is due to conclude within the coming fortnight or so. Land preparation, desalination etc should begin around the end of March. About 900,000...

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      Facts & Figures:

  •  550 000 hectares sown area

  •  5 regions growing the cotton

  •  39 gins processing the cotton

  •  1 050 000 tons of crop production per year

  •  25 000 tons of long staple cotton

  •  160 000 tons are given for the Export each year 

  •  Cotton exports are fully controlled by the Goverment

  •  Cotton is traded on the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange

  •  Turkmenistan is a rather closed country

  • Turkmenistan is the world's 9th largest cotton producer.

  • With the quality, fine-fiber also known as "white gold"

  • Raw cotton is one of the top exports of the country ($352M)



From 21st of August until 27th of September 2017, Turkmenistan will be closed due to Asian Games event.

During this period no cars/trucks would be allowed to move in the territory of Turkmenistan.


According to the Deputy Chairman of the Ministers of Agriculture R. Bazarov

sales of the new crop should start from 25th of August 2017.



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