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Wool and Woolen Textile Exports from India

Last Updated: June, 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 kgs 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 the wool production units in India, followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Key Markets and Export Destinations

US and 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, export of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made-ups was valued at US$ 221 million and export of raw wool stood was valued at US$ 1.2 million. In FY20 (till November 2019), export of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made-ups reached US$ 125.13 million, while that of raw wool touched US$ 71,111.74.

Major importers of woollen yarn, fabrics and made-ups in 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 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 a primary objective of developing the domestic wool textiles industry by undertaking support programmes. During the twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012–17), the Board undertook initiative to provide support to the entire value chain, from shepherds to end users.

Source: Ministry of Textiles, DGCIS

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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