Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 21 / Trend , D.Azizov /
According to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee, the country reduced cotton fiber production by 6.3 percent in January-September to 680,689 tons compared to the same period in 2010.
Production of cotton yarn declined by 36.3 percent - to 91.557 tons, cotton textiles - by 34.2 percent to 44.192 million square meters.
Cotton fiber production in Uzbekistan increased by 7.5 percent last year to 1.125 million tons compared to the same period in 2009, with cotton yarn production jumping by 19.6 percent to 185,752 tons. Cotton fabric output declined by 0.7 percent to 83.597 million square meters.
Uzbekistan ranks sixth globally for cotton fiber production and third for cotton fiber export.
The country produces 3.5 million tons of raw cotton and 1-1.2 million tons of cotton fiber per year.