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Wool Industry and Exports in India

Last Updated: November, 2021

Introduction

India’s wool and woollen industry is the seventh largest in the world. India’s wool and woollen industry can broadly be divided into 10 major product categories: worsted yarn, woollen yarn, wool tops, fabric, shoddy yarn, shoddy fabrics, blankets, knitwear, hand-made carpets and machine-made carpets.

Organised Sector

  • Composite mills
  • Combing units
  • Worsted and non-worsted spinning units
  • Knitwear and woven garment units
  • Machine-made carpets manufacturing units

Decentralised Sector

  • Hosiery and knitting units
  • Powerloom units
  • Hand-made carpets, drugget and namadah units
  • Independent dyeing and process houses

Key Markets and Export Destinations

  • In 2018-19, raw wool export stood at US$ 1.2 million and reached US$ 71,111.74 in 2019-20 (till November 2019). US and EU are the key importers of Indian wool and wool-blended products.
  • In 2018-19, export of woollen yarn, fabrics, made ups etc. stood at US$ 221 million and reached US$ 181.23 million in 2019-20.
  • The export of raw wool valued accounted for US$ 0.07 million from April 2021 to July 2021.
  • In FY21, the export of raw wool valued accounted for US$ 2.79 million.
  • The export of woollen yarn, fabrics, made ups etc. was US$ 47.73 million between April 2021 to July 2021 and for the month of July 2021 it was US$ 12.86 million.
  • In FY21, the woollen yarn, fabrics, made ups etc. export was US$ 108.52 and for the month of March 2021 it was US$ 10.71 million.

Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council

The Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) participates in various international trade fairs and exhibitions and facilitates member visits and trade delegations.

Source:

  • Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  • EXIM Analytics

In FY20 (till November 2019), total exports from raw wool stood at stood at US$ 71,111.74, while that from woollen yarn, fabrics and made- ups stood at US$ 125.13 million.

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.

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In FY20 (till November 2019), total exports from raw wool stood at stood at US$ 71,111.74, while that from woollen yarn, fabrics and made- ups stood at US$ 125.13 million.

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

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Wool Industry in India