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Carpet Industry

Carpet Industry In India

Introduction
Carpet weaving is an ancient Indian tradition, with the industry flourishing in the country 16th century onwards. Today, India is the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets in terms of value and volume. Around 75-85% of carpets manufactured in India are exported. Indian carpets are known worldwide for their excellent design, fascinating colours and quality.
Key Markets and Export Destinations
India is responsible for around 40% of worldwide export of handmade carpets. Export of carpets from India stood at US$ 1.37 billion in FY20, while that of handicrafts excluding handmade carpets reached US$ 1.79 billion during same period.
The total carpet export was US$ 1.33 billion between April 2020 and February 2021 and for handicrafts excluding handmade carpets it was US$ 1.53 billion.
The carpet export in the month of February 2021, was US$ 136.21 million and for handicrafts excluding handmade carpets was US$ 179.27 million.
Carpet Export Promotion Council
The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) is the apex body of exporters of hand-made carpets and other floor coverings in India. The Council assists exporters by identifying new markets, providing financial aid, sponsoring participation in worldwide events, arranging buyer-seller meets and resolving trade disputes.
Source:
  • Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  • Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Ministry of Textiles
  • Press Information Bureau

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation


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