The MY 2017/2018 Turkish cotton crop is now estimated at 460,000 hectares and 840,000 MT (3.2 million bales). Even though excessive rains delayed planting and cool weather following planting impacted growth in the Aegean and GAP regions, good farming practices and plentiful irrigation water affected yields positively later in the season. Presently the crop is developing well with no major pest problems, pushing yields higher in all regions. Domestic cotton consumption for MY 2016/2017 is about 1.42 MMT (6.5 million bales), up slightly due to increases in domestic use and export markets. Total cotton imports during the first eleven months of MY 2016/2017 were 700,000 MT (3.2 million bales) of which 318,000 MT (1.45 million bales) were U.S. cotton.