Indian Silk Industry










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Indian Silk Industry INDIAN SILK INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE IN 2015 - 2016 Indian Silk Industry


The total export of Silk and Silk products from India stood at US$ 369.88 million for year 2015. Sericulture activities are spread across 52,360 villages in India. The Indian silk industry is one of the largest generators of employment and foreign exchange for the country.

India enjoys a unique global position in terms of production of all commercially useful varieties of silk. India is the second largest producer of silk and accounts for nearly 18% of global raw silk production. In 2015, Mulberry accounted for 74.7 per cent, Eri 16.3 per cent, Tasar 8.4 per cent and Muga 0.6%.of the total raw silk produced in India.


Indian silk in 2015-2016
In 2015, Indian silk exports stood at US$ 449.7 million. Readymade silk garments formed the largest segment generating around 67.7 per cent of silk export earnings, while natural silk yarn, fabrics and made-ups comprised 27.8 per cent of silk export earnings.

The UAE and the US are the major markets for the export of Indian silk goods. The UK, France, Italy and Germany are other major export markets.

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