Cotton Industry and Exports

Last Updated: December, 2018

Introduction

Cotton plays an important role in the Indian economy as the country's textile industry is predominantly cotton based. India is one of the largest producers as well as exporters of cotton yarn. The textile industry is also expected to reach US$ 223 billion by the year 2021.

The states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Punjab are the major cotton producers in India.

Key Markets and Export Destinations

  • Cotton yarn and fabrics exports accounts for about 23 per cent of India’s total textiles and apparel exports.
  • In 2017-18, India’s cotton production was 34.86 million bales of 170 Kgs. each
  • During April-September 2018, total textile and clothing exports stood at Rs 1.30 trillion (US$ 18.56 billion).
  • During April-September 2018, exports of cotton yarn, cotton fabrics and cotton made-ups grew by 26.8 per cent year-on-year to US$ 6,235 million from US$ 4,917 million during the same period last year.

Various reputed foreign retailers and brands such as Carrefour, Gap, H&M, JC Penney, Levi Strauss, Macy's, Marks & Spencer, Metro Group, Nike, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger and WaI-Mart import Indian textile products.

Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council

The Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) takes part in national and international events to enhance the visibility of Indian products, advertises and promotes Indian products in various media vehicles such as fashion magazines, event-related pull-outs, India reports and leading trade magazines, and organises buyer-seller meets (BSM) and trade delegation visits.

India's cotton production is expected to grow by 3.8 per cent year-on-year to 35.1 million bales of 170 kg each for the year 2016-17.

India's export of cotton is projected at 5 million bales of 170 kg each in 2016-17.

Source: USDA

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

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India's cotton production is expected to grow by 3.8 per cent year-on-year to 35.1 million bales of 170 kg each for the year 2016-17.

India's export of cotton is projected at 5 million bales of 170 kg each in 2016-17.

Source: USDA

Exports

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