Carpet Industry In India

Last Updated: July, 2018

Introduction

Carpet weaving is an ancient Indian tradition, with the industry flourishing in the country 16th century onwards. Today, India is the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets in terms of value and volume. Around 75–85 per cent of carpets manufactured in India are exported. Indian carpets are known worldwide for their excellent design, fascinating colours and quality.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

Exports of handmade carpets from India stood at US$ 1,427.00 million in 2017-18 as compared to US$ 1,484.07 million in 2016-17. India is responsible for around 40 per cent of worldwide export of handmade carpets.

Indian handmade carpets are exported to many countries in the world, US being the largest importer (US$ 731.84 million) followed by Germany (US$ 140.58 million), UK (US$ 78.52 million), Australia (US$ 56.25 million) and UAE (US$ 51.15 million).

Export of silk carpets was valued at US$ 2.68 million in 2017-18.

CARPET EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) is the apex body of exporters of hand-made carpets and other floor coverings in India. The Council assists exporters by identifying new markets, providing financial aid, sponsoring participation in worldwide events, arranging buyer-seller meets and resolving trade disputes.

Total export for carpets stood at US$ 1,427.00 million in 2017-18, as compared to US$ 1,484.07 million in 2016-17.

Source: Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC), Department of Commerce.

Total export for carpets stood at US$ 558.14 million in April-July 2017, as compared to US$ 570.17million in April-July 2016.

Source:
Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC), Department of Commerce.

Other Export Promotion Councils:

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

Carpet

3rd Floor, Niryat Bhawan
Rao Tula Ram Marg,
Vasant Vihar, Opposite Army Hospital,
Research and Referral,
New Delhi - 110 057
India

Tel.:+91-11-26153466/67
Fax: +91-11-26153465
Email: cepc.nd@gmail.com
Website: www.indiancarpets.com

Total export for carpets stood at US$ 558.14 million in April-July 2017, as compared to US$ 570.17million in April-July 2016.

Source:
Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC), Department of Commerce.

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Carpet Industry In India