Uzbekistan Eyes Two- Billion USD Textile Exports In 2019

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Uzbekistan plans to bring the volume of textile exports to two billion U.S. dollars this year, a Uzbek official said.

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

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

The Uzbek government is planning to reprocess the entire cotton yarn, produced in the country domestically by 2025, and increase export of textile products up to seven billion dollars, according to Haydarov.

Haydarov was speaking before the opening of the forum “Global Textile Days in Tashkent 2019” held in the capital of Uzbekistan on Sept 9-13.

The International Cotton Advisory Committee will hold its 8th meeting within the framework of the forum, which will bring together scientific experts and specialists from leading cotton-producing countries of the world, including from China.– NNN-AGENCIES