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Cotton of Turkmenistan

Sowing has been completed

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 weather conditions no replanting has been necessary and good germination is now visible, young plants are looking healthy and medium term weather forecast are encouraging. At the moment, the export sales for the present season have been completed whereas the 2017/2018 sales are expected to start somewhere around mid August, maybe a bit earlier.

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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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