The country has shipped 66,620 tons of cotton valued at $209.7 million since the marketing year began on Sept 1. Of last week’s sales, Egypt will ship 225 tons of the Giza 88 cotton variety, and 50 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. The longer staple is used in high-end clothing. Switzerland, Bangladesh and India are the largest importers of Egyptian cotton.