The value of the exports amounted to US$ 6.3 billion in the year 2020-21, and US$ 9.9 billion between April 2021-February 2022. India’s total cotton exports stood at
7.8 million bales in 2020-21 growing strongly from 4.7 million bales of exports witnessed in 2019-20.
In 2021-22, India exported cotton to over 159 countries throughout the world. Bangladesh, China, and Vietnam were India’s major cotton importers .
In terms of cotton yarn exports, about 275 million kg of cotton yarn was exported from India to China out of the total exports of 980 million kg during the year 2020-21. China was the largest importer of yarn from India followed by Bangladesh which imported 225 million kg of cotton yarn. Vietnam and Peru are among the key export destination for India’s cotton yarn with exports of 56 million kg and 53 million kg in 2020-21, respectively.