Cotton (226)

06-11-2019

The Syrian government is offering five of its food production companies to private investors in a bid to shore up production and raise revenues for the treasury.

23-10-2019

The General Organization of Tobacco expects this year’s harvest to be lower than in 2018, while procurement prices remained broadly stable.

16-10-2019

This factsheet originally aimed at providing an overview of the economic situation in North-East Syria under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). The events of the past few days, however, have changed facts on the ground before we could complete our work on this article.

16-10-2019

Syria's annual cottonseed crop since 1961.

16-10-2019

Syria's annual cotton lint production since 1961.

16-10-2019

Syria’s cotton crop is expected to be the best in years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

02-10-2019

The Syrian Cabinet established on September 23 a new committee to oversee the reform of the state-owned economic enterprises, the latest of such efforts that have been ongoing for at least the past two decades.

11-09-2019

A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the performance of the Syrian agricultural sector this year, which includes a doubling of the wheat crop and a stabilization in some sub-sectors thanks to the improvement of the security situation.

16-07-2019

While Syria’s tobacco crop this season has been the best in years, two of the country’s other historically strategic crops fare much worse, including one that is on the verge of extinction.

22-05-2019

The list below includes the names of all the Syrian entities that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011.

20-03-2019

A full breakdown of Syria's 2019 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

19-03-2019

Syria’s cotton harvest has remained stable last year, although it was still only at around a tenth of the average volume in the decade preceding the uprising.

27-11-2018

Official data confirm the poor state of state-owned industries and, beyond, of various business sectors in the country.

16-10-2018

A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the dramatic situation of the Syrian agricultural sector, including the worst wheat harvest in three decades, although the return of security has ensured a relative stabilization in some sub-sectors.

03-07-2018

The Syrian government is trying to lure back Syrian investors based in Egypt, a year after a similar attempt largely failed.

10-05-2018

A full breakdown of Syria's 2018 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

10-05-2018

A breakdown of Syria's 2018 forecast budget revenues.

13-02-2018

The Syrian government has adopted several trade measures to encourage the textile industry, a major sector of activity in the country.

07-11-2017

A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.

06-06-2017

Around half of Syria’s state-owned manufacturing companies are in such dire straits that they will likely never start operations again, an official report has found.

23-05-2017

A full breakdown of Syria's 2017 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

23-05-2017

A breakdown of Syria's 2017 forecast budget revenues.

18-04-2017

The Syrian government has increased the procurement price of seed cotton to encourage farmers to grow it.

04-04-2017

Some USD 11 billion would be required to kickstart Syria’s agricultural production, improve livelihoods, and reduce migration and the need for humanitarian aid, a report by the FAO has found.

08-11-2016

Syria’s seed cotton harvest is set to remain at a record low level for the second year in a row.

20-09-2016

At least a third of the government expenses last year were funded by long-term borrowing from the Central Bank of Syria, according to a recent report.

23-05-2016

The Syrian Government has announced a sharp annual increase in the price it will pay farmers to buy the wheat harvest.

14-12-2015

The Ministry of Industry has revised upwards again the value of the losses incurred by its companies.

07-12-2015

The Syrian Government has issued an indicative procurement price for the next wheat and barley harvest that is meant at encouraging farmers to grow these two crops.

13-11-2015

The Syria Recovery Trust Fund is receiving another USD 15 million to fund development projects within opposition-held territories in Syria.

02-11-2015

Cotton, long considered Syria’s “gold,” is set to witness another dreadful harvest.

07-01-2015

Syria’s seed cotton crop last year remained well below its historic averages because of the ongoing war and the poor raining season.

15-09-2014

Syria’s seed cotton crop is expected to be at only a quarter of its planned output.

06-01-2014

The volume of seed cotton purchased last year by the Syrian government from its farmers is at less than a tenth of its level of 2012, according to the state cotton entity, an indication of the steep drop in the crop.

14-10-2013

Syria’s seed cotton crop is estimated to have dropped significantly while the government is unable to access much of it.

07-10-2013
01-10-2013
23-09-2013

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 500)

16-09-2013

Syria’s state-owned textile companies have accumulated losses of 17.6 billion pounds from the violence of the last two years and seen countless companies, including all those in Aleppo, stop production.

22-07-2013

The Agricultural Support Fund, originally established to help farmers cope with the rise in the price of their inputs, is seeing a decline in its annual budget in spite of soaring input costs.

17-06-2013

The government is raising the price at which it is buying sugar beet from its farmers in a bid to limit the expected steep decline in the volume of the crop.

27-05-2013

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 15)

05-04-2013

The Minister of Industry has estimated the losses of the Syrian cotton industry at some SYP 20 billion in the last two years.