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Cotton of Turkmenistan

Ginning is over

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 preparation having been concluded, planting has been completed in the southern regions according to the plan while continuing in the northern ones at a somewhat lower pace though due to weather instability and to the unseasonably low temperatures of these days. The allotment of 540,000 hectares for sowing purposes has reportedly been confirmed. So far no replanting has been necessary.

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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)

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