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India's textile export up 12 percent in 2013

Posted on Aug 15 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Signalling a positive shift in India's textile export, the country shipped USD 36.69 during 2013 from USD 32.88 billion in 2012, up 11.58 percent.

According to the Textiles Ministry, USD 39.31 billion worth of textile, clothing and handicrafts, during 2013-14 up 12.58 percent percent.

The country had shipped textile, clothing and handicrafts worth USD 34.93 billion during April-March, 2012-13.

Exports of clothing and textiles roped in foreign currency inflows of USD 35.42 billion during April-May, 2014-15, up 12.75 percent from USD 31.62 billion during 2012-13.

Figures obtained from Foreign Trade Statistics of India and Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI and S), Kolkata, the exports of clothing and textiles stood at USD 32.94 billion in 2011-12.

Statistics from Global Trade Information Service showed that China's textile exports grew to USD 274.05 billion during 2013 from USD 246.12 billion during calendar 2012.

European Unions' textile exports grew to USD 56.11 billion from USD 53.057 and US's USD 26.76 from USD 26.56 billion in the like period.

The Textile Ministry said that the government is helping the industry by exploring new markets by holding exhibitions in Russian Federation, Israel, Eastern Europe, Latin American countries and other non-traditional markets.

"Government is providing grants under market access initiative and market development assistance scheme for this purpose," the ministry said.

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