Uzbekistan aims to process its entire cotton domestically by 2025

TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan plans to bring the volume of textile exports to US $2 billion this year, Ilhom Haydarov, the chairman of the Uzbek Textile Industry Association, said before the opening of the Global Textile Days in Tashkent 2019 forum held in the capital of Uzbekistan on September 9-13, Xinhua reported.

“Uzbekistan has turned from an exporter of raw materials into a real supplier of high value-added textile products,” Haydarov told reporters.

He said that the industry is now completely focused on export, adding that last year Uzbekistan exported textile products worth of 1.6 billion U.S. dollars.

In Haydarov’s words, the Uzbek government is planning to process the entire cotton yarn produced in the country domestically by 2025 and increase the export of textile products up to 7 billion US dollars.

The International Cotton Advisory Committee will hold its 8th meeting within the framework of the Global Textile Days in Tashkent 2019 forum. The meeting will bring together scientific experts and specialists from leading cotton-producing countries of the world, including from China.

As part of Global Textile Days 2019, Tashkent hosted Uzbekistan International Textile Conference attended by representatives, scientists and experts from 36 countries, the Jahon information agency reported on September 11.

Domestic and foreign experts shared their experience with participants and focused on practical results of cooperation.

Reports were heard on digitalization of textile industry, promising areas of development of the global textile industry, implementation of “Best cotton” project in Uzbekistan, successful experience of the cotton-textile cluster, as well as retail trade and e-commerce.


Times of Central Asia