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Jute sees a bumper harvest in current season

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Sep '08
Jute, the golden fibre, is considered to be one of the most important cash crops of Bangladesh. This year, jute harvest is complete in the 11 districts of Barisal Agriculture Extension Zone. In the current season, bumper harvest in the region has made officials quite optimistic.

Over 1.428 million bales of raw jute were produced from near about 1,31,126 hectares of lands cultivated in these districts.

Out of the two varieties of jute in Bangladesh, Tosha is known to be the highest quality and has huge demand in the international market. In the Barishal region, this particular variety was cultivated on 1,25,459 hectares.

In the local market, the newly harvested jute can be purchased with in the range of Tk900 to Tk1,000 per maund. Where as Tosha is standing at around Tk1,200 per maund.

Bangladesh thrives on the jute industry and this year, most of the districts of the nation saw a notable harvest. In the Barishal region, around 1,550 hectares was cultivated, 227 hectares in Jhalakathi, 56 hectares in Pirojpur, 65 hectares in Patuakhali, 37 hectares in Barguna, 210 hectares in Bhola, 56,255 hectares in Faridpur, 19,138 hectares in Madaripur, 13,637 hectares in Gopalganj, 26,355 hectares in Rajbari and 13,591 hectares in Shariatpur districts.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2fashion, sources from the Department of Jute divulged that this year total production of jute touched around 6.8 million bales. Out of this, 2.8 million bales were exported and 3.8 million were consumed locally.

Bangladesh exports jute mainly to countries like China, Pakistan and India. However, presently export to the EU region has plummeted.

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