Russia's Interfax news agency reported on January 31st, the Russian Ministry of agriculture officials said the Russian textile raw material mostly from Uzbekistan, but Uzbekistan has vigorously development of cotton textile industry, 3 years after Russia may not be imported from Uzbekistan for raw materials. In order to protect the raw materials needed for Russian cotton textiles, Russia will grow cotton. In 2018, Russia will try to grow 1000 hectares, and will expand the planting area in the future. A total of 222 thousand hectares of land for cotton are suitable for the whole of Russia.
It is estimated that in 2017, Russian enterprises needed 64 thousand and 400 tons of cotton fiber, 68 thousand and 200 tons in 2018 and 71 thousand and 100 tons in 2019.