President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov urged to complete the cotton harvest in the country, the Turkmen government said in a message.
In this regard, the Turkmen president instructed to keep the course of agricultural work under constant control in order to speed up the harvesting of the remaining part of raw cotton, as well as to properly prepare the equipment involved in the agricultural industry for the next season.
In late October it was reported that more than 1.50 million tons of raw cotton were collected in Turkmenistan from the total of 545,000 hectares of land allotted for cotton. Cotton is the main raw material for the textile industry of Turkmenistan. Moreover, it is an important export product.
The country supplies cotton to China, Russia, the UK, South Korea, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Singapore, Ukraine and Baltic countries. Cotton products are sold through auctions in Turkmenistan’s commodity and raw materials exchange. (Trend/Business World Magazine)