Uzbekistan the world’s sixth largest cotton producer has signed contracts with companies from Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Singapore, Moldova and many other countries for the export of finished and semi-finished textile products for more than USD 1 billion during the recent 13th International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair held in Tashkent
The 13th International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair was held in Tashkent on October 23-24, 2017. More than 1500 specialists, who participated in the fair from different countries, received an opportunity to get acquainted with the work in this direction, defined acceptable standards for them.
Also around 1500 experts from around 50 countries participated in the four-day fair last week that was accompanied by the 76th plenary meeting of the International Consultative Committee for Cotton (ICCC).
The country, which grows about 3.5 million tons of raw cotton and produces 1.1 million tons of cotton fibre annually, can ensure full processing of its cotton by 2020. By 2021 the production of textile and clothing and knitted products will increase by 2.2 times compared to 2016.
Uzbekistan has planned to create 112 modern, high-tech textile factories and expand, modernize and upgrade operating capacities of 20 existing ones.
Uzbekistan has adopted a programme of measures for further development of textile and clothing and knitted industries for 2017-2019. The program envisages implementation of more than 130 investment projects worth USD 2.2 billion.
The enterprises of the textile industry of Uzbekistan exported products worth USD 1.146 billion in 2016. It is expected that this figure in 2017 will reach USD 1.3 billion. Last year, during the fair, Uzbekistan signed contracts for sale of textile products for over USD1.32 billion and 550000 tonnes of cotton fibre.