Turkey: Cotton and Products Update

Commodities

The MY 2017/18 Turkish cotton planting estimate is up 18 percent to 470,000 hectares and production is up 23 percent to 870,000 MT (4 million bales). Domestic cotton consumption for MY 2017/18 is projected to be 1.55 MMT (7.1 million bales), up about 11 percent. Imports are expected to remain strong in MY 2017/18, about the same as last year at 800,000 MT (3.67 million bales), in spite of the increasing local availability of cotton. Around half of the cotton imports to Turkey are from the United States, despite the three percent antidumping duty.

Turkey: Cotton and Products Update