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Egypt Cotton Exports Reach 1,460 Tons in Week Ending Nov. 1

November 04, 2012

Egypt agreed to export 1,460 metric tons of cotton in the week ending Nov. 1, according to the Alexandria Cotton Exporters Association.

The country shipped 6,897 tons of the fiber, valued at $19.8 million, since Sept. 1, the association said today in its weekly bulletin. Exports in the latest week included 225 tons of the Giza 88 variety and 1,235 tons of Giza 86, it 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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