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Cotton Industry


Cotton Industry In India
 

Cotton plays an important role in the Indian economy as the country's textile industry is predominantly cotton based. India is one of the largest producers as well as exporters of cotton yarn. The Indian textile industry contributes around 5 per cent to country’s gross domestic product (GDP), 14 per cent to industrial production and 11 per cent to total exports earnings. The industry is also the second-largest employer in the country after agriculture, providing employment to over 51 million people directly and 68 million people indirectly, including unskilled women. The textile industry is also expected to reach US$ 223 billion by the year 2021.

The states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab are the major cotton producers in India.

Export Highlights

  • Cotton yarn and fabrics exports accounts for about 23 per cent of India’s total textiles and apparel exports.
  • In 2018-19, India’s cotton production was 28.70 million bales of 170 Kg each.
  • During 2018-19, total textile and clothing exports stood at US$ 36.62 billion.
  • During 2018-19 exports of cotton yarn, cotton fabrics and cotton made-ups reached to US$ US$ 3.90 billion and US$ 5.95 billion, respectively.

Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council

The Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) takes part in national and international events to enhance the visibility of Indian products, advertises and promotes Indian products in various media vehicles such as fashion magazines, event-related pull-outs, India reports and leading trade magazines, and organises buyer-seller meets (BSM) and trade delegation visits.

 
 
Source: India Brand Equity Foundation


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