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Pests, High Temperatures Affect Turkey Cotton Yields

10 September 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

TURKEY - The market year (MY) 2012 Turkish cotton crop is now projected at 400,000 hectares and 600,000 MT (2.7 million bales).

High local temperatures, frequent electricity cuts and repeated insect attacks in the GAP region had adverse affects on yields.

High domestic production in MY 2011 caused imports to decline to 465,000 MT (2.1 million bales), down about thirty-two percent, during the first eleven months compared to a year ago.

US exports were about 196,000 MT (0.9 million bales) during the same period. Availability of GSM-102 Credit Guarantee Program played an important role in US exports to Turkey.

Total registration reached US $156 million during FY 2012.

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