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Cotton of Turkmenistan

Latest reports from the field

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. Cotton sales as usual wont start before August.

Total exports this season are reported at 153.000 tons including ELS varieties.

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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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