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Uzbekistan produces great cotton harvest

This year, Uzbekistan has managed to achieve extremely high results in cotton harvest. About 98 per cent of the cotton harvested in the country this season belongs to the highest and first categories.

The high quality of the cotton was also achieved thanks to the good weather conditions during the harvest period. Uzbekistan has been consistently transforming the cotton industry structurally.

Among other features are an advanced certification system in accordance with international standards and a modern cotton sale system in the form of zonal cotton terminals. An effective logistics system and the choice of optimal routes and corridors allows timely delivery of Uzbek cotton fiber to all consumers. The country’s cotton fiber holds a leading position through using a fully transparent pricing system.

Uzbekistan annually produces about 3.5 million tons of raw cotton and 1.2 million tons of cotton fiber. It ranks sixth in the world in the production of cotton. Its policy in the sphere of cotton growing is characterised by preservation of stable production volumes of cotton and further improvements in quality and technical characteristics.

The International Cotton Fair was held in Uzbekistan, on October 13 and 14, 2015. Since 2005, Uzbekistan has concluded contracts involving about seven million tons of cotton fiber at the fair.