Trade Analytics

Sports Industry in India

Last Updated: July, 2018


India’s sports goods industry is nearly a century old and has flourished, driven by a skilled workforce. Being labour-intensive in nature, the industry provides employment to more than 500,000 people. India’s sporting goods are popular around the world and have made a mark in the global sports goods market. The domestic industry exports nearly 60 per cent of its total output.


Total sports goods exports for 2017-18 stood at US$ 232.80 million, as compared to US$ 224.83 million during the previous year.

During 2017-18 the top ten destinations for export of Sports Goods were UK, Australia, USA, Germany, South Africa, France, New Zealand, Canada, Netherland and Malaysia.

Major exported items were inflatable balls and accessories, nets, general exercise equipment, boxing equipments, toys and games, protective equipment, cricket equipment, sportswear, carrom boards and hammock.

Indian sports products have been exported for global events.

India has emerged as the leading international sourcing destination for inflatable balls and other sports goods for international brands such as Mitre, Lotto, Umbro and Wilson.


The Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC) promotes the export of sports goods and toys from India. SGEPC represents the leading 200 manufacturers and exporters of sports goods and toys in India.

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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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Sports Industry in India