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Wool and Woolen Textile Exports from India

Last Updated: March, 2020

Introduction

India is the ninth-largest producer of wool in the world with a global production share of nearly two per cent. India’s wool consumption is expected to reach 260 million kg by 2019–20. The wool industry is concentrated in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Punjab accounts for about 35 per cent of wool production units, followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

The US and the EU are key export destinations for Indian wool and wool-blended products. Indian exporters are geographically diversifying their exports to other regions such as the Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia, and East Asia to increase their footprint globally.

In 2018-19 exports of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made ups was valued at US$ 221 million and exports of raw wool stood at US$ 1.2 million. In FY20 (till November 2019), exports of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made ups has reached US$ 125.13 million and raw wool exports have reached US$ 71,111.74.

Major importers of woollen yarn, fabrics and made ups between FY19 were China (US$ 128.96 million), Italy (US$ 46.58 million), Japan (US$ 29.47 million), Korea (US$ 24.77 million), UK (US$ 35.79 million), and the US (US$ 6.83 million).

CENTRAL WOOL DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Jodhpur-based Central Wool Development Board was formed by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in 1987, with the primary objective of developing the domestic wool textiles industry by undertaking support programmes. For the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012–17), the Board has undertaken the following schemes to provide support to the entire value chain, from shepherds to end users.

In FY20 (till November 2019), exports of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made-ups reached US$ 125.13 million and raw wool exports reached US$ 71,111 .74.

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

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In FY20 (till November 2019), exports of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made-ups reached US$ 125.13 million and raw wool exports reached US$ 71,111 .74.

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

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