As per the data released by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports in 2018 declined by 0.3 per cent to US$ 37158.04 million over the corresponding period and accounted for 11 percent share in the country’s total exports for 2018.
Cotton exports grew by 17.06 per cent to US$ 8141.50 million making it the top commodity in the T&C export segment. The export of woven apparels totaled to US$ 8131.48 million with a negative growth of 9.53 per cent in 2018 over the corresponding period. Exports to USA, the top export market for India totaled to US$ 2156.32 million while those to UAE deteriorated by 46.41 per cent to US$ 804.76 million over the corresponding period.
On average, woven apparels goods were traded at a price of US$ 1.69 per piece in 2018 over the corresponding period where the price was US$ 1.64/piece. In the woven apparel segment, men’s shirts made of cotton remained the most exported item from India.