Silk Industry and Export in India

Last Updated: December, 2018

Introduction

With sericulture activities spread across 52,360 villages, the Indian silk industry is one of the largest generators of employment and foreign exchange for the country. India enjoys a unique global position in terms of production of all commercially useful varieties of silk. India is the second largest producer of silk. Sericulture provided employment to over 8.6 million people in India during 2017- 18.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

  • Exports of silk and silk products from India reached US$ 255.93 million in 2017-18 and US$ 123.05 million between Apr-Sep 2018.
  • The silk products exported include natural silk yarns, fabrics, made-ups, readymade garments, silk carpets and silk waste.
  • Readymade Garments of silk formed the largest share in exports between Apr-Sep 2018 at US$ 81.63 million, followed by fabrics and madeups at US$ 27.34 million and silk waste at US$ 10.70 million. Other products made up rest of the export earnings.
  • In FY 2017-18 top five importers of silk carpet were US (US$ 1.40 million), UAE (US$ 0.95 million), Belgium (US$ 0.13 million), Germany (US$ 0.04 million) and Italy (US$ 0.03 million)
  • Exports of silk waste stood at US$ 15.69 million in 2017-18.

INDIAN SILK PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Indian Silk Promotion Council (ISEPC) has initiated programmes for growth and development of the silk industry. ISEPC organises trade shows and fairs across the world to promote trade with different countries. The Council also facilitates meetings between exporters and potential customers.

Exports of silk and silk products from India reached US$ 255.93 million in 2017-18 and US$ 123.05 million between Apr-Sep 2018.

Source:
Central Silk Board

Other Export Promotion Councils:

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

Silk

62, Mittal Chambers
Nariman Point
Mumbai - 400021
Maharashtra
India

Tel.:+91-22-22025866/22027662
Fax: +91-22-22874606
Email: isepc@bom2.vsnl.net.in
Website: http://www.theindiansilkexportpromotioncouncil.com/

Exports of silk and silk products from India reached US$ 255.93 million in 2017-18 and US$ 123.05 million between Apr-Sep 2018.

Source:
Central Silk Board

Exports

Silk Industry in India