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Indian Handicrafts Industry & Exports

Last Updated: July, 2018

Introduction

The handicrafts sector is important for the Indian economy as it is one of the largest employment generators and accounts for a significant share in the country’s exports. The state and regional clusters contribute significantly to handicrafts export. The Indian handicrafts industry is fragmented, with more than seven million regional artisans and more than 67,000 exporters/export houses promoting regional art and craftsmanship in the domestic and global markets.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

  • During 2017-2018, handicraft exports from India reached US$ 3,555 million. During the same period, exports of various segments registered a growth like Shawls as Artwares were valued at US$ 0.66 million, Hand printed Textiles & Scarves at US$ 598.8 million, Agarbatis and attars at US$ 149.82 million and Embroidered & Crochetted goods at US$ 506.17 million.
  • Indian handicrafts are exported across geographies, with the top 10 destinations being the US, the UK, the UAE, Germany, France, Latin American countries (LAC), Italy, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

Recent Developments

Government of India increased incentive rates under the Merchandise Export from India scheme (MEIS) to 7 per cent from 5 per cent for handicraft items which will help exporters to recover the input costs which are involved in the production of handicrafts, which will also lead in competitive pricing and also boost exports.

EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL FOR HANDICRAFTS

The EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL FOR HANDICRAFTS (EPCH) is the apex government body and operates under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. EPCH has the distinction of being considered a ‘model council’, a self-sustaining body that self-finances all its promotional activities.

Total export of handicrafts from India grew by 11.07 per cent to US$ 3.66 billion in FY 2016-17

Source: Exports Promotion Council for Handicrafts

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Total export of handicrafts from India grew by 11.07 per cent to US$ 3.66 billion in FY 2016-17

Source: Exports Promotion Council for Handicrafts

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