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Carpet Industry and Exports

Last Updated: November, 2021

Introduction

Carpet weaving is an ancient Indian tradition, with carpet industry in India flourishing since 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% 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

India is responsible for around 40% of worldwide export of handmade carpets. Export of carpets from India stood at US$ 1.37 billion in FY20, while that of handicrafts excluding handmade carpets reached US$ 1.79 billion during same period.

The total carpet export was US$ 713.89 million between April 2021 and August 2021 and for handicrafts excluding handmade carpets it was US$ 838.40 million.

In August 2021, export of carpet stood at US$ 143.86 million and handicrafts excluding handmade carpets stood at US$ 182.26 million.

The total carpet export from India was US$ 1.49 billion in FY21 and for handicrafts excluding handmade carpets it was US$ 1.71 billion.

The carpet export in the month of March 2021, was US$ 157.17 million and for handicrafts excluding handmade carpets was US$ 176.70 million.

Main markets for Indian carpet export are:

  • US
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Australia

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.

Source:

  • Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  • Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Ministry of Textiles
  • Press Information Bureau

In FY20 (till November 2019), total carpet exports from India stood at Rs Rs 64,407.19 crore (US$ 916.15 million).

Source:
Office of the Textile Commissioner

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

In FY20 (till November 2019), total carpet exports from India stood at Rs Rs 64,407.19 crore (US$ 916.15 million).

Source:
Office of the Textile Commissioner

Exports

Carpets