Site: Home > Home > News and events

2023 Prospects for Cotton Production and Textile Industry After Turkey Earthquake

2023-04-18 10:38

In January 2023, Turkey was hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands, left millions homeless, and caused huge economic losses. Turkey is one of the world's largest cotton producers and an important textile exporter. How did the earthquake affect Türkiye's cotton production and textile industry?

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Turkey's cotton area is expected to decrease by 10% in 2023, and production will decrease by 15%, mainly due to damage to irrigation facilities and farmland caused by the earthquake, as well as the displacement of farmers. In addition, cotton procurement and processing have also been severely affected due to traffic disruptions and power shortages. This has adversely affected Turkey's cotton exports, which are expected to decline by 20% in 2023.


Türkiye's textile industry was also hit by the earthquake. Due to insufficient cotton supply and rising costs, many textile mills had to stop work or reduce production. Meanwhile, the quality and quantity of textiles suffered as the earthquake damaged factories, warehouses and equipment, as well as affecting the safety and mental health of employees. It is estimated that in 2023 Turkey's textile production value will drop by 25%, and exports will drop by 30%.

Faced with such a predicament, the Turkish government and related industries have taken a series of measures to restore and rebuild cotton production and textile industry. For example, the government has provided preferential policies such as financial subsidies, tax relief, and low-interest loans to support disaster-affected farmers and enterprises; at the same time, the government has also accelerated infrastructure construction and restoration in the disaster-stricken areas to improve conditions such as transportation, electricity, and communications; , the government has also stepped up cooperation with international organizations and other countries to seek aid and markets.

With these efforts, it is expected that Turkey's cotton production and textile industry will gradually return to normal levels in 2024 and is expected to grow. At the same time, the earthquake also brought some opportunities to Turkey, such as promoting technological innovation, improving product quality, and expanding emerging markets. In conclusion, although the Turkish earthquake in 2023 has brought great challenges to cotton production and the textile industry, it has also given birth to new hopes and impetus.

Related News

2023-10-26How do you measure oxygen levels in an experiment?
2023-10-26What is ASTM D6413?
2023-10-26What is ASTM D 695 standard test method for compressive properties of rigid plas
2023-10-26What types of construction materials are covered by ASTM standards?
2023-10-25Differences in the testing procedures between ASTM D2863 and ASTM D2863 17
2023-10-25What is the test method for limiting oxygen index?
2023-10-24What is 50% stretch in fabric?
2023-10-24How do you test fabric quality?
2023-10-24How are the materials are tested as per ASTM standards?
2023-10-24Can the oxygen index test be used to compare the fire resistance properties of d

Copyright 2022:Qinsun Instruments Co., Limited

High-end textile tester supplier | Textile Testing Equipment pdf | Tel:021-67800179 |