international textile fair :: Turkmenistan, the ninth largest cotton producer in the world, will host the seventh International Trade Fair of Cotton Products and International Conference ‘Cotton products of Turkmenistan and World Market’ next month. More than one million tons of cotton is grown in Turkmenistan, mainly in the four inner-most regions of Mary, Lebap, Akhal, and Dashoguz.
Turkmen ministry of agriculture and water resources, state commodity and raw materials exchange and the chamber of commerce and industry will participate in the two-day event beginning November 25 in the capital city of Ashgabat, Turkmen media reports said.
This year, cotton was sown in nearly 50 per cent of all irrigated fields in the Central Asian country. Turkmenistan exports cotton to several countries, including China, South Korea, Iran, Russia, Indonesia, Ukraine, Turkey, Singapore, the UK and Baltic countries. A portion of cotton is also consumed by about 20 domestic textile firms that operate predominantly with Turkish partners.