The Textile industry in India is one of the largest in the world with a large raw material base and manufacturing strength across the value chain.
India is the 2nd largest producer of MMF Fibre. India is the 6th largest exporter of Textiles & Apparel in the world.
India became the second-largest manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits in the world.
India is the 6th largest producer of Technical Textiles with a 6% Global Share (12% CAGR), the largest producer of cotton & jute in the world.30
- The second-largest producer of silk in the world
- Largest consumer and the second-largest producer of cotton with 6 Mn tons of cotton production every year which is about 23% of the world cotton
India is a global leader in jute production, accounting for about 70% of estimated world production.1
The total number of looms installed in the jute industry was 48,322, as of 01 January 2018. The installed spindles in jute mills other than 100 % export oriented units were 7,48,612. The maximum installed capacity in jute mills other than 100% export-oriented is about 2.75 mn tonnes annually. 1
The industry contributes to 7% of industrial output in value terms, 2% of India’s GDP and 12% of the country’s export earnings. 2
Four International Expos – Indian Handwoven and Home textiles Sourcing were participated by Handloom Export Promotion Council in different countries on virtual mode during March 2021 at Australia & New Zealand; USA & Canada; Japan and Spain, France & Italy.
Cotton production supports 5.8 Million farmers & 40-50 mn people in allied sectors. India is also the second-largest producer of silk in the world and 95% of the world’s hand-woven fabric comes from India.
As per the 4th All India Handloom Census 2019-20, there are 35.22 lakh handloom workers across the country.
The Textile industry in India is one of the largest sources of employment generation in the country. The sector engages 16.73 lakhs of people consisting of 10.28 % of the total employment share.
ICC has recommended measures for the Indian textile industry to combat COVID-19