Tashkent hosted the 13th International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-10-25 12:00:00 – Tashkent

The 13th International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair once again demonstrated high results of large-scale reforms carried out on the path of further enhancing the economic potential of the country, the growth of well-being of the population. This traditional fair, which has become one of the important events in the world cotton and textile business, will serve to further expand reliable, long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with Uzbekistan.

At the 13th International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair this year, around 100 Uzbek companies, producing textile and sewing products, participate displaying their wide range of products, such as cotton yarn and fabrics, dyed and mixed yarn, knitted fabric, ready-made knitted products, hosiery, special fabrics, home textiles, overalls, uniforms and other products of light industry, said O'zbekYengilSanoat JSC (Uzbek Light Industry Company).

During the fair, a fashion show was organized by the design center under O'zbekYengilSanoat company, where seven new collections were showcased. Uztex”, “Samo”, “Ideal”, “Bonita”, “Barchinoy”, “Chust Teks”, “Konteks” enterprises, “Anor Atelier”, “Gigu”, “Sabina Nazar” and other design groups presented their collections.

Today, O'zbekYengilSanoat company includes more than 450 textile enterprises. There are more than 3,000 textile enterprises in the country.

During the years of independence, investments worth over $2.5 billion were drawn into the country's light industry. Over this period, more than 300 big modern textile enterprises were put into operation.

Today, Uzbek enterprises supply domestic textile products to more than 50 countries. The annual volume of exports is more than $1 billion. More than 100,000 people work at the textile enterprises operating throughout the country.

Among the priorities of the country’s light industry is the accelerated creation of production capacities for the processing of cotton fiber into cotton yarn at a level of at least 80 percent of the country's fiber production.

More than 150 projects with a total cost of over $1 billion are planned to be implemented in the light industry until 2019.

The production capacity of semi-finished and finished textile products will increase by 2 times and the export potential of the country's textile and knitwear industries will increase by more than 2 times as a result of the implementation of those projects.

According to international experts, Uzbekistan has accumulated rich experience in growing organic cotton fiber. More than 1500 specialists, who participated in the fair from different countries, got an opportunity to get acquainted with activities in this direction, defined acceptable standards for them.

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