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Silk Industry and Export in India

Last Updated: July, 2018

Introduction

With sericulture activities spread across 52,360 villages, the Indian silk industry is one of the largest generators of employment and foreign exchange for the country. India enjoys a unique global position in terms of production of all commercially useful varieties of silk. India is the second largest producer of silk. The industry provides employment to over 8.25 million people in the country.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

  • Over April-February 2017-18, export of silk and silk products from India stood at US$ 198.96 million.
  • The silk products exported include natural silk yarns, fabrics, made-ups, readymade garments, silk carpets and silk waste.
  • Readymade Garments formed the largest segment generating 68 per cent of silk export earnings during April-February 2017-18, followed by Fabrics, Madeups which accounts for 24 per cent of silk export earnings while silk carpets, silk waste, Raw Silk and Silk Yarn comprised 8 per cent of silk export earnings.
  • In FY 2017-18 top five importers of silk carpet were US (US$ 1.40 million), UAE (US$ 0.95 million), Belgium (US$ 0.13 million), Germany (US$ 0.04 million) and Italy (US$ 0.03 million)
  • Exports of silk waste stood at US$ 15.69 million in 2017-18.

INDIAN SILK PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Indian Silk Promotion Council (ISEPC) has initiated programmes for growth and development of the silk industry. ISEPC organises trade shows and fairs across the world to promote trade with different countries. The Council also facilitates meetings between exporters and potential customers.

The total export of silk and silk products stood at US$ 248.59 million for the period April-February 2017.

Source:
Central Silk Board

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Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

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The total export of silk and silk products stood at US$ 248.59 million for the period April-February 2017.

Source:
Central Silk Board

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