Apparel Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2015

Introduction

Indian textiles and apparels have a history of fine craftsmanship and global appeal. Cotton, silk and denim from India are highly popular abroad, and with the upsurge in Indian design talent, Indian apparel too has found success in the fashion centres of the world. 

India is the world's second-largest producer of textiles and apparels, with a massive raw material and manufacturing base. The industry is a significant contributor to the economy, both in terms of its domestic share and exports. It contributes about 14 per cent to industrial production, 4 per cent to the GDP, 13 per cent to the country's total export earnings, and employs about 45 million people.

Export highlights

  • Exports constitute almost 37 per cent of the textile and apparel industry
  • India is one of the leading exporters of readymade garments (RMG) in the world.
  • Main markets for Indian textile and apparel exports are:
    • The US
    • European Union 
    • Parts of Asia
    • Middle East
  • In the near future, India’s apparel exports to developed markets are expected to increase considerably. Total exports of textiles and apparel are expected to touch US$ 65 billion by March 2017.

APPAREL EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is the official body of apparel exporters that provides assistance to Indian exporters as well as to importers/international buyers choosing India as their preferred destination for sourcing garments. 

Total exports for apparels and clothing accessories(knitted), stood at US$ 7.65 billion, growing by 15 per cent Y-o-Y during FY 2014-15

Source:
Ministry of Commerce

APPAREL E-BROCHURE

Other Export Promotion Councils:

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AEPC

Apparel House, Institutional Area
Sector - 44,
Gurgaon - 122003,
Haryana,
India

Tel.: +91-124-2708000/ 03
Fax: +91-124-2708004
Email: chairman@aepcindia.com
Website: www.aepcindia.com

Total exports for apparels and clothing accessories(knitted), stood at US$ 7.65 billion, growing by 15 per cent Y-o-Y during FY 2014-15

Source:
Ministry of Commerce

Exports

Apparel

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