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Carpet Industry

Carpet Industry In India

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 per cent of carpets manufactured in India are exported. Indian carpets are known worldwide for their excellent design, fascinating colours and quality.

Export Highlights

  • India is responsible for around 40 per cent of worldwide export of handmade carpets. Exports of handmade carpets from India stood at US$ 1.47 billion in 2018-19. During April-September 2019, exports of handmade carpets from India stood at Rs 4,743.83 crore (US$ 688.6 million).
  • In 2018-19, export of silk carpet stood at US$ 16.1 million. During April-September 2019, exports of silk carpet stood at Rs 77.9 crore (US$ 11.3 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: India Brand Equity Foundation


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