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India becomes second largest textile exporter: UN Comtrade

Apparel exports ranking has also improved to 6 position in 2013 from 8 position in 2012

Sharleen D’Souza  |  Mumbai 

India has now become the second largest textile exporter after China on now constitutes 5.2% of the share with total exports at $772 billion. exports contributes to 43% of India's total textile exports, according to data released by

exports ranking has also improved to 6 position in 2013 from 8 position in 2012. India’s Exports, was to the tune of $15.7 billion in 2013, as against $12.9 billion in 2012.

Among the top five global clothing suppliers except for the Vietnam; India’s registered the highest growth of 21.8% in 2013. India's accounts for 3.7% of global readymade garment exports.

“Despite having slow recovery in USA and EU, our biggest traditional markets as well as prevailing global slowdown coupled with sustained cost of inflationary inputs, we made the best possible efforts to reach here," said Virendra Uppal, chairman of Promotion Council.

First Published: Mon, June 02 2014. 20:08 IST
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