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Silk Industry and Export in India

Last Updated: July, 2021

Introduction

silk industry in India is one of the largest generators of employment and foreign exchange for the country as sericulture activities spread across 52,360 villages. 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 9.1 million people in India during FY19.

Key Markets and Export Destinations

  • Export of silk and silk products from India reached US$ 291.36 million in FY19 and US$ 246.67 million in FY20.
  • The total silk and silk products export accounted for US$ 118.72 million from April 2020 to November 2020 and for November 2020 it was US$ 16.97 million.
  • In April 2020 to December 2020, export of silk fabrics and made-ups was US$ 44.7 million and silk carpet was US$ 18.1 million.
  • The silk products exported include natural silk yarns, fabrics, made-ups, readymade garments, silk carpets and silk waste.
  • Readymade garments formed the largest share in export from April 2020 to November 2020 at US$ 50.40 million, followed by fabrics & made ups at US$ 38.56 million and silk carpet at US$ 15.79 million.
  • Fabrics & made ups formed the largest share in export between FY20 at US$ 138.95 million, followed by readymade garments at US$ 71.18 million and silk carpet at US$ 20.3 million. Other products made up for rest of the export earnings.

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.

Source:

  • Central Silk Board

Exports of silk and silk products from India reached US$ 291.36 million in 2018-19 and US$ 243.52 million in FY20 (till December 2019).

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$ 291.36 million in 2018-19 and US$ 243.52 million in FY20 (till December 2019).

Source:
Central Silk Board

Exports

Silk Industry in India