Egypt agreed to export 369 metric tons of cotton last week
Dated- 08 Apr , 2012 - Egypt
Egypt agreed to export 369 metric tons of cotton in the week ending April 5, the Alexandria Cotton Exporters Association said today in its weekly bulletin.
The country has shipped 66,989 metric tons of cotton valued at $210.7 million since the marketing year began on Sept 1. Of last week’s sales, Egypt will ship 47 tons of the Giza 88 cotton variety, and 322 tons of Giza 86, the association said.
Egypt produces the world’s finest extra-long staple cotton, which is stronger and softer than shorter staple cotton, and is used in high-end clothing. Switzerland, Bangladesh and India are the largest importers of Egyptian cotton.