Wool and Woolen Textile Exports from India

Last Updated: December, 2018

Introduction

India is the seventh-largest producer of wool in the world with a global production share of nearly 1.8 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 2017-18 exports of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made ups was valued at US$ 185.96 million exports of raw wool stood at US$ 766,187. Between Apr-Oct 2018, exports of woollen yarn, fabrics, and made ups has reached US$ 120.36 million and raw wool exports have reached US$ 838,459.

Major importers of woollen yarn, fabrics and made ups between Apr-Oct 2018 were Italy (US$ 26.18 million), UK (US$ 19.78 million), Japan (US$ 15.52 million), Korea (US$ 12.71 million), China (US$ 6.79 million) and the US (US$ 3.71 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.

Source: Ministry of Textiles, DGCIS

Wool exports (including wool yarn, fabrics and made-ups and woolen readymade garments) stood at US$ 508 million during 2011-12.

Source:
Ministry of Textiles

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Wool exports (including wool yarn, fabrics and made-ups and woolen readymade garments) stood at US$ 508 million during 2011-12.

Source:
Ministry of Textiles

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