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Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in India, 2017

Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in India, 2017

India ranks as the world's second largest producer of textiles and clothing after China. Also, its textile and clothing industry is its largest manufacturing activity – in 2015/16 the industry accounted for 4% of India's gross domestic product and 14% of its national export earnings. The Indian textile and clothing industry comprises thousands of ginning factories and mills, and millions of hand looms and power looms. As such, it provides direct employment for around 45 million people and indirect employment for an estimated 263 million people, and it benefits from a highly skilled workforce. Furthermore, the industry serves a huge domestic market which is forecast to be worth US$314 billion by 2025. Despite these bright spots, however, the industry faces several challenges – including an inadequate infrastructure, frequent power outages and a significant technological deficit compared with competing Asian countries. Also, many of the industry's production units operate at a low level of scale. This report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry in India, its size and structure, and textile and clothing production and consumption. In particular, the report features: a geographical, political and economic profile; a detailed look at the country's imports and exports; a review of government policies and investment incentives; an analysis of the industry's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT); and a look at India's infrastructure and human resources and how these affect the industry.


  • SUMMARY
  • IMPORTANCE OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY TO THE ECONOMY OF INDIA
  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN INDIA
  • INDIA: GEOGRAPHICAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PROFILE
    • Geographical profile
    • Political profile
      • Table India: political and economic profile, 2016
    • Economic profile
      • Table India: economic indicators, 2013-15
  • INDIA: INFRASTRUCTURE
    • Transportation
    • Roads
    • Railways
    • Airports
    • Seaports
    • Communications
  • INDIA: HUMAN RESOURCES
  • SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN INDIA
    • Table India: numbers of textile mills by size and type, March 2008-March 2016
    • Table India: installed spinning and weaving capacity and man-made fibre production capacity, March 2008-March 2016
  • TEXTILE AND CLOTHING PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
    • Fibres
      • Table India: fibre production by type, 2007/08-2015/16 ('000 tons)
      • Table India: fibre consumption by type, 2007/08-2015/16 ('000 tons)
      • Table India: area planted, production and yield of cotton, 2007/08-2015/16
      • Table India: man-made fibre production by type, 2007/08-2015/16 ('000 tons)
    • Yarns
      • Table India: yarn production by fibre type, 2007/08-2015/16 ('000 tons)
    • Fabrics
      • Table India: fabric production by fibre type, 2007/08-2015/16 (mn m2)
      • Table India: fabric production by sector, 2007/08-2015/16 (mn m2)
    • Technical textiles
    • Outlook
  • INDIA: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXPORTS
    • Table India: textile and clothing exports, 2007/08-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: textile and clothing exports by type, 2009/10-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of raw cotton by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of raw cotton and cotton yarn, woven fabric and made-up textiles by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of man-made fibre, yarn, woven fabric and made-up textiles by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of knitted fabric by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of clothing by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of woven clothing by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: exports of knitted clothing by country of destination, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
  • INDIA: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS
    • Table India: textile and clothing imports by type, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: imports of raw cotton and cotton yarn, woven fabric and made-up textiles by supplying country, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: imports of man-made staple fibre, yarn, woven fabric and made-up textiles by supplying country, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: imports of man-made filament yarn, woven fabric and made-up textiles by supplying country, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: imports of knitted fabric by supplying country, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: imports of woven clothing by supplying country, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
    • Table India: imports of knitted clothing by supplying country, 2010/11-2015/16 (US$ mn)
  • INDIA: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY
    • Table India: foreign direct investment (FDI) in the textile industry, 2000/01-2015/16
  • TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN INDIA: GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
    • Ministry of Textiles
    • Export Promotion Councils
    • Export processing zones (EPZs) and special economic zones (SEZs)
      • Table India: special economic zones (SEZs) in operation by state, mid-March 2015
    • Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS)
    • New National Textile Policy
  • TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IN INDIA: STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats

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