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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Textiles<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>13 DEC 2019 5:24PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Indian Textile Exports

A target of USD 20,100 million was fixed for cotton, man-made, woollen and silk textiles during 2018-19 against which exports were valued at USD 18,254 million:

 

Details of share of major textile exporting countries of the world:

 

Country

2018 (billion USD)

% Share

China

121

34%

USA

22

6%

India

21

6%

Germany

16

4%

Italy

13

4%

Turkey

13

4%

Rep. of Korea

12

3%

Taiwan

10

3%

Pakistan

8

2%

Viet Nam

8

2%

             Source: Trademap

 

As per the data of Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, textile exports have increased by 7% from USD 19 billion in 2017-18 to USD 20.4 billion in 2018-19 while textile imports have remained stagnant at USD 5.6 billion in 2018-19.  To curtail imports of textiles, Government has doubled the Basic Custom Duty from 10% to 20% on 383 apparel HS lines (8 digit) from 16th July 2018.  Further, Government has raised BCD (from 10% to 20%) on other textile products i.e. 298 MMF fabric, 5 Silk fabric, 22 other fabric, 75 Carpet, 9 Made-ups and 15 other textiles HS lines (8 digit).

 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, in written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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