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Egypt Agreed to Ship Out 867 Tons of Cotton Last Week

May 28, 2012

Egypt agreed to export 867 metric tons of cotton in the week through May 24, the Alexandria Cotton Exporters Association said today in its weekly bulletin.

The country has shipped 74,583 tons of cotton, valued at $234.2 million, since the marketing year began Sept. 1. Of last week’s agreed sales, 221 tons were of the Giza 88 variety, while Giza 86 accounted for 639 tons, Giza 87 for 4 tons and 3 tons of Giza 77xs6 were sold, 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-quality clothing. Switzerland, Bangladesh and India are the top importers of Egyptian cotton.

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