Uzbek cotton production for MY 2017/18 estimated at about 3.7 million bales (800,000 MT). Uzbekistan continues to take steps to increase cotton quality by improving seed quality along with farming and ginning practices. Domestic cotton consumption is increasing significantly in recent years with new textile investments, and MY 2017/18 domestic cotton consumption is projected to be about 2.3 million bales (500,000 MT). Cotton exports during the year are expected to be about 1.37 Million bales (300,000 MT). Bangladesh and China continue to be the main export markets for Uzbek cotton. A new electronic platform for cotton selling will be introduced in 2018.