Over 80,000 tons Cotton Collected in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Babayeva / Some 86,000 tons of cotton was collected in Azerbaijan from January to October in 2007, which is by 29,000 tons less compared to the same period in 2006, the State Statistic Committee reported.
Reduction of cotton production is connected with decrease of sown area by 25,000 in 2007 due to bad weather.
Some 12,000 tons of cotton was collected in Saatli region, 7,000 tons in Imishli, 5,000 tons in Sabirabad, 6,000 tons in Bilasuvar, 4,000 tons in Barda and 4,000 tons in Beylagan regions.
Cotton is planted in 21 Azerbaijani regions.
In 2007 cotton production makes up 100,000 tons in Azerbaijan and 103,000 tons in 2006.