MY 2019/20 Uzbek cotton planted area is estimated at 1.03 million hectares and production at 3.17 million bales (480 pounds bales), which is approximately 690,000 MT. The government of Uzbekistan continued to lower the cotton planting area of seed cotton to increase vegetable and fruit production in the areas where seed cotton yields are low. Additionally, adverse growing conditions for cotton affected field yields this past summer. MY 2019/20 domestic consumption is estimated at 3.07 million bales (670,000 MT). Uzbekistan cotton exports were 688,000 bales (150,000 MT) during MY 2018/19. The Uzbek government has also taken a decision to stop cotton exports starting from CY 2020.