Indian woven fabric exports were up 27 per cent in terms of shipment and 15 per cent in terms of value in July 2019. Bangladesh was the largest importer, followed by UAE and Sri Lanka. The three together accounted for 27 per cent of total woven fabrics exported during the month. Djibouti, Seychelles, Romania, Latvia, Suriname, Ukraine, Botswana, Mali, Burkina Faso and Hungary were the fastest growing markets for woven fabrics, and accounted for two per cent of total value exported during the month. Woven fabrics made of 100 per cent cotton accounted for 54 per cent of all fabrics exported.
Cotton fabrics were followed by fabrics made of blended spun yarns and filament yarns in July. Plain fabrics accounted for 65 per cent of all kinds of woven fabrics exported in July 2019 and were up 15 per cent in year on year comparison. Bangladesh, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Sudan and the US were the top markets for plain fabrics. Denim was the second largest woven fabric exported in July, posting an increase of 48 per cent year on year. The largest export market for denim was Bangladesh, followed distantly by Egypt and Colombia. Shirtings/suitings and saris were the other top fabrics exported from India in July this year.