Powerloom Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2015

Introduction

The powerloom industry has traditionally been a cornerstone of the Indian economy in terms of foreign exchange earnings and employment. In 2014, the Indian textile and apparel industry’s size (domestic and exports) was estimated at US$ 108 billion. The industry accounts for 11 per cent of industrial production, which is 4 per cent of the GDP and 12 per cent of total exports. The powerloom industry is equipped with approximately 2.43 million registered looms, which are concentrated in clusters across Erode, Salem, Madurai, Ichalkarnaji, Solapur, Bhiwandi, Bhilwara and Malegaon, among others.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

Apart from the US and the EU, which account for about two-thirds of India’s textile exports, China, the UAE, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan, and Brazil are some of the major markets for these exports.

Production in the powerloom sector increased to about 37,566 million sq. m. in 2014–15 (P), up 2.1 per cent over the previous year. The powerloom industry accounted for around 58 per cent of the total cloth production in India during 2014–15.

Approximately 6.1 million workers are expected to be employed in the industry.

The domestic textile and apparel market is witnessing strong growth due to a rapid increase in organised retail and disposable incomes; the market is estimated to reach US$ 141 billion by 2021.

POWERLOOM DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) is the nodal agency for the development and promotion of exports of powerloom products. The Council undertakes direct promotional activities such as participation in international trade shows, sending and hosting trade delegations, and sustained image-building exercises through advertisements abroad, publications and audiovisuals.

 

Between 2007-08 and 2012-13, powerloom exports from India grew from US$ 7.7 billion to US$ 13.1 billion.

Source:
Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL)

POWERLOOM E-BROCHURE

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Powerlooms

GC-2, Ground Floor, Gundecha Onclave
Kherani Road, Saki Naka
Andheri (East)
Mumbai - 400072
Maharashtra
India

Tel.:+91-22-67254510/4497/4498
Fax: +91-22-67254526
Email: pdexcilmumbai@gmail.com
Website: www.pdexcil.org

Between 2007-08 and 2012-13, powerloom exports from India grew from US$ 7.7 billion to US$ 13.1 billion.

Source:
Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL)

Exports

Powerloom Industry in India