Mozambican cotton production at a high in 2005-2006 harvest

11 April 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 April – Cotton production in Mozambique during the 1005-1006 harvest totaled almost 123,000 tons, which was the highest level of the last 35 years, the Mozambican Cotton Institute said in Maputo Monday.

In the previous harvest, in 2004-2005, production was 78,000 tons.

The highest level of cotton production in Mozambique was during the 1972-1973 harvest, before the country’s independence, which was 144,000 tons.

The Institute expects production of around 121,000 tons of cotton in the 2006-2007 harvest, a fall attributed to the amount of cotton that remains unsold from the previous harvest, as well as low rainfall in some regions of the country. (macauhub)