India - Knitting the future
India is among the world's largest producers of Textiles and Apparel
The domestic textiles and apparel industry contributes 2% to India’s GDP, 7% of industry output in value terms and 12% of the country’s export earnings.
The textiles and apparel industry in India is the second-largest employer in the country providing direct employment to 45 million people and 60 million people in allied industries.
The share of India’s textiles and apparel exports in mercantile exports is 11% for the year 2019-20.
India has also become the second-largest manufacturer of PPE in the world. More than 600 companies in India are certified to produce PPEs today, whose global market worth is expected to be over $92.5 bn by 2025, up from $52.7 bn in 2019.
- FDI in the textiles and apparel industry has reached up to $3.45 bn during 2020
- Exports in the textiles and apparel industry are expected to reach $300 bn by 2024-25 resulting in a tripling of Indian market share from 5% to 15%
- To double the industry size to $300 bn by 2025-26, 7 mega textile parks have been planned
- Indian technical textiles market is expected to grow at a rapid 7.6% in the Asia Pacific region to reach $23.3 bin in 2027, up from $14 bn in 2020
- The domestic technical textile market for synthetic polymer was valued at $7.1 bn in 2020 and is projected to reach $11.6 bn by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7.2%, while technical textile market for wovens is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% to $15.7 bn by 2027, up from $9.5 bn in 2020.
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Expected sector CAGR (2019-2021)
Share in India's GDP
Textile exports share in overall exports
Direct employment generated
Largest consumer and second-largest producer of cotton with 6 Mn tons of cotton production every year which is about 23% of the world cotton
Second largest manufacturer of PPE and producer of polyester, silk and fibre in the world
Second largest employment provider in India after agriculture
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Textile & garments industry in India is expected to reach $223 bn by 2021 from $140.4 bn in 2018.
The textiles and apparel industry in India has strengths across the entire value chain from fiber, yarn, fabric to apparel. It is highly diversified with a wide range of segments ranging from products of traditional handloom, handicrafts, wool and silk products to the organized textile industry. The organized textile industry is characterized by the use of capital-intensive technology for mass production of textile products and includes spinning, weaving, processing, and apparel manufacturing.
The domestic textiles and apparel industry stood at $140 bn in 2018 (including handicrafts) of which $100 bn was domestically consumed while the remaining portion worth $40 bn was exported to the world market.
Further, the domestic consumption of $100 bn was divided into apparel at $74 bn, technical textiles at $19 bn and home furnishings at $7 bn. While exports comprised of textile exports at $20.5 bn apparel exports at $16.1 bn and handlooms at $3.8 bn.
Abundance of raw material
Presence of entire value chains
Competitive manufacturing costs
Availability of skilled manpower
Large and growing domestic market
Rising per capita income, higher disposable incomes and preferences for brands
Organized retail landscape & e-Commerce
Increased focus on technical textiles due to growth of end-user industries such as automotive, healthcare, infrastructure and oil and petroleum
Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme in Man-made fiber and technical textiles with financial outlay of INR 10,683 cr under Atmanirbhar Bharat package