The states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh , Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are the major cotton producers in India.The value of cotton yarn exported from India in the period April-December 2014 was estimated at US$ 2,906.43 million, while that of cotton fabrics and made-ups in the same period stood around US$ 4,128.78 million.
India has overtaken Italy and Germany, and is now the second largest textile exporter in the world. India was the third-largest supplier of textiles and clothing to the US in 2013, contributing about 6.01 per cent of its total imports.China is the biggest importer of raw cotton from India. The other major cotton importing countries from India are Bangladesh, Egypt, Taiwan, Hong Kong among others. The value of cotton yarn exported from India in the period April-December 2014 was estimated at US$ 2,906.43 million.