Ministry of Textiles19-December, 2011 15:13 IST
Export of Textile Products
There has been an increase in production of cotton spun yarn, cloth and other textiles & clothing items in the last three years

There has been an increase in production of cotton spun yarn, cloth and other textiles & clothing items in the last three years. As per latest available statistics, for the period 2008-09  to  2010-11, production of cotton increased from 4930 million kgs. to 5525 million kgs., spun yarn from  3912 million kgs to 4713 million kgs, fabric from 54966 million sq. mtr to 62542 million  sq. mtrs, man-made fibre increased from 1066 million kgs to 1285 million kgs. and man-made filament yarn from 1418 million kgs. to 1550 million kgs. The foreign exchange earned by exports of textiles & clothing products during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 is USD 70.5 billion. Targets for 2008-09 and 2010-11 aggregated to USD 52.04 billion. No targets were set for 2009-10 due to global recession. Foreign exchange earnings from textiles exports in the current financial year (April-July 2011) are USD 10.32 billion against USD 7.75 billion during the corresponding period of financial year 2010-11. Government has introduced several export promotion measures in the Union Budget 2011-12 as well as through schemes of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14, including incentives under Focus Market Scheme and Focus Product Scheme; broad basing the coverage of Market Linked Focus Product Scheme for textile products and extension of Market Linked Focus Product Scheme etc. to increase the Indian shares in the global trade of textiles and clothings.

 

 

                The details of production and exports of cotton as estimated by CAB and Minimum Support Price (MSP) of the two basic varieties of cotton viz., Medium Staple Length Cotton having Staple Length of 24.5 to 25.5 mm with micronaire value of 4.3 to 5.1 and Long Staple Length Cotton having Staple Length of 29.5 to 30.5 mm with micronaire value of 3.5 to 4.3 announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, for the last three cotton season (Oct-Sept) i.e. 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11 alongwith current cotton season 2011012 is given     at Annexure-I.  

 

 

Annexure-I

 

Cotton production and export of cotton

 

Cotton Year (Oct. – Sept.)

Production (in lakh bales of 170 kgs each)

Export (in lakh bales of 170 kgs each)

Minimum Support Price in        `/ Quintal

Medium Staple Length (24.5mm – 25.5mm)

Long Staple Length (29.5mm – 30.5mm)

2008-09

290

35

2500

3000

2009-10

305

83

2500

3000

2010-11

325 (P) *

70 (P) *

2500

3000

2011-12

356 (P) *

80 (P) *

2800

3300

            P- Provisional

            *  As estimated by CAB in its meeting held on 15.11.11 for the cotton season 2011-12.

 

As per the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s monthly issue for Dec 1, 2011, the Indian share in terms of production as compared to other countries particularly China, Bangladesh and Vietnam for the current cotton season 2011-12 is as under:-

 

 

Production in Million Tons

Production in Lakh bales of 170 kgs each

% of share on the world production

World cotton production

26.879

1581.00

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China

7.194

423.00

26.76

India

6.052

356.00

22.51

Bangladesh

0.014

0.82

0.05

Vietnam

0.005

0.30

0.019

 

This information was given by Smt. Panabakka Lakshmi, , Minister of State for Textiles , in a written reply in the Lok   Sabha today.

 

 DS/GK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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