“The country has shipped 89,354.5 metric tons of cotton valued at $332.2
million since the marketing year began on Sept 1. Of last week’s sales,
Egypt will ship 722 tons of the Giza 88 cotton variety and 434 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, and is used in high-end
clothing. Switzerland, Bangladesh and India are the largest importers of
Egyptian cotton. ”