Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Turkey produces 2.25mn tons of cotton in 2013: TUIK
Turkey produces 2.25mn tons of cotton in 2013: TUIK
Mar '14
Turkey produced around 2.25 million tons of raw cotton during last year, as per the data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

According to the crop production data released by TUIK, during last year, cotton growers in the country sowed cotton on 4.50 million hectares and produced around 2.25 million tons of cotton, which is a decline compared to the cotton produced in the country during 2012.

As per the TUIK data, during 2012, Turkish cotton farmers harvested cotton on 4.88 million hectares of land, and produced 2.32 million tons of cotton.

The TUIK data also states that the area planted for cotton in the country has been decreasing over the years. As per the data, cotton was planted on 5.42 million hectares in the country during 2011, whereas in 2012 the area sown for cotton declined to 4.88 million hectares and further to 4.50 million hectares in 2013.

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Union of Chamber of Agriculture (TZOB), the decrease in cotton production in the country is due to the decline in the area planted for cotton, which has been decreasing continuously owing to the challenges faced by producers during the harvesting period.

TZOB chairman Shams Bayraktar said that the area planted for cotton in the country has been declining continuously, however, the demand for cotton has been rising, owing to the development in the domestic textile industry.

Cotton imports in the country have been increasing due to the rise in demand for raw materials by the textile sector of Turkey, he added.

As per TZOB, during 2012, Turkey imported around 613,000 tons of cotton, which is a rise of 442.5 percent, compared to the 113,000 tons of cotton imported in 1995.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Christian Dior

Fashion | On 25th Apr 2017

LVMH to acquire Christian Dior Couture for €6.5bn

LVMH and Christian Dior, which holds directly and indirectly 41 per...

Information Technology | On 25th Apr 2017

Self-repairing fabrics to be the future of fashion

It is the era of smart. Intelligent materials like self-repairing...

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2017

Indonesia revitalising textile sector

With exports of textile and textile products rising in Indonesia, the ...

Interviews View All

Hannah Lane

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search