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Despite the government's concentrated efforts, analysts remain speculative of margin pressure looming over the textile industry as companies hesitate to pass on complete price hikes to consumers.
The double whammy of increased freight expenses and higher inflation has seen cotton prices rising over 30 per cent to Rs 46,700 per bale from Rs 35,829 in calendar year 2022 (CY22). This, according to analysts, is slowly eating into the margin and volume growth of the home-grown textile industry. Moreover, with rising interest rates skewing purchasing power of consumers, analysts expect muted demand for their products in the near-term.
India is the second-largest producer of cotton after China with 25 per cent share of overall production. In the past few months, the global demand has shifted away from China due to the ban on cotton cultivated in the Xinjiang region. With a change in global supply-chain patterns, demand of
First Published: Jun 22 2022 | 11:03 AM IST