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Sports Industry and Export in India

Last Updated: November, 2021

Introduction

Sports industry in India 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 export nearly 60% of its total output.

Highlights

Total toys, games, and sports requisites export stood at US$ 417.43 million in FY19 and reached US$ 404.13 million in FY20.

The total toys, games, and sports export was US$ 365.01 million in April 2020 to February 2021.

The total sports goods export accounted for US$ 121.15 million from April 2021 to July 2021 and for the month of July 2021 it was US$ 41.88 million.

In FY21, the total sports goods export accounted for US$ 268.52 million and for the month of March 2021 it was US$ 24.03 million.

Top destinations for export of sports goods in FY21 were US, China, UK, Australia, and Germany.

Top ten destinations for export of sports goods in FY19 were US, UAE, UK, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, France, South Africa, Sweden, and Canada.

Major exported items were inflatable balls and accessories, nets, general exercise equipment, boxing equipment, 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.

Sports Goods Export Promotion Council

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.

Recent Development

India will have its first toy manufacturing cluster in Koppala in Karnataka and will help in boosting toy manufacturing in India. The toy cluster is expected to attract over Rs 5,000 crore in investments.

Source:

  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Department of Commerce

Export of sports goods from India reached US$ 313.48 million in FY19 and US$ 122.76 million in FY20 (till July 2019).

Source:
Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS)

Other Export Promotion Councils:

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

Sports

1 - E/6, Swami Ram Tirth Nagar
New Delhi - 110055
India

Tel.:+91-11-47761100
Fax: +91-11-23632147
Email: mail@sgepc.in
Website: www.sportsgoodsindia.org

Export of sports goods from India reached US$ 313.48 million in FY19 and US$ 122.76 million in FY20 (till July 2019).

Source:
Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS)

Exports

Sports Industry in India