Turkey: Cotton and Products Update

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The MY 2014 Turkish cotton crop is forecast at 430,000 hectares and 680,000 MT (3.1 million bales). Even though excessive rains following planting in all regions forced farmers to replant and was expected to negatively affect yields, the crop is developing very well with higher yields and no major insect problems. Domestic cotton consumption increased to 1.37 MMT (6.3 million bales) due to higher textile and garment exports. Total cotton imports during the first eleven months of the MY 2013 were 863,000 MT (3.9 million bales), up about 18 percent compared to last year, of which 288,000 MT (1.3 million bales) were US cotton.

Turkey: Cotton and Products Update