Uzbekistan reduces cotton fibre production by three per cent

Business Materials 18 April 2012 12:41 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 18 / Trend, D. Azizov /

Uzbekistan decreased its cotton fibre production by 3.1 per cent up to 377,986 tons in January-March 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said on Wednesday.

Cotton yarn production fell by 16.7 per cent to 30,210 tons during this period. Cotton fabric production declined by 39.9 per cent to 11.596 million square metres.

Uzbekistan decreased its cotton fibre production by 1.4 per cent in 2011 compared to the figure for 2010. Cotton fibre production in 2011 amounted to 1.099 million tons. Last year cotton yarn production fell by 34.1 per cent to 122,400 tons. Production declined by 37.8 per cent to 54.726 million square metres.

Uzbekistan ranks sixth in the world for cotton fibre production and third for its export. Annually the country produces about 3.5 million tons of raw cotton and 1.2 million tons of the product.

Medium, staple selective varieties with a fibre length of 32-33 mm hit 95 per cent of all the cotton cultivated in the country.More than 75 per cent of the cotton fibre is exported.