CAPMAS: 45.1% increase in cotton exports in 1st quarter of 2018/2019

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Mon, 25 Feb 2019 - 11:35 GMT

Long Staple Cotton - File Photo/ Wikimedia Commons

Long Staple Cotton - File Photo/ Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO - 25 February 2019: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Sunday that Egyptian cotton exports in the period between September and November 2018 reached 128,300 metric quintals compared to the same period last year, representing around 45.1 percent increase.

The Agency said in its quarterly newsletter for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 agricultural year that total consumption rates of domestic cotton reached 25,700 metric quintals, compared to 5,440 metric quintals during the same period of the previous year, recording a decrease of 42.2 percent due to the production suspension by some textile factories.

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