Pain In Indian Textile Sector Reduces As Industry Grows – Citi

New Delhi, Tuesday, January 8, 2019: Mr. Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI pointed out that as per RBI Financial Stability Report – December 2018, the stressed advance ratio of the textile sub-sector has been improving continuously. From 23.70% in September 2017, the stressed advance ratio of the textile sector has come down to 18.70% in September 2018.

Also, Chairman, CITI stated that as per Ministry of Commerce & Industry, DGCI&S, Quick Estimates data for the month of November 2018, the exports of textiles and apparel stood at Rs.18,965 crore during November 2018 as compared to Rs.16,707 crore during November 2017, showing an impressive growth of 14%. It is noteworthy that over the same period apparel exports have grown at a remarkable rate of 21%.

CITI Analysis of Exports of T&A for November 2018

Value in INR Crores

Category November 2017 November 2018 % Change
Cotton Yarn/Fabs./Made-ups, Handlooms, etc. 5,686  5,968 5%
Man-made Yarn/Fabs./Made-ups etc. 2,477  2,664 8%
Jute Mfg. including Floor Covering 164  203 24%
Carpet 740  964 30%
Handicrafts excl. handmade carpet 920  1,054 15%
Textiles 9,987 10,853 9%
Apparel 6,720 8,112 21%
Textile and Apparel 16,707 18,965 14%
All Commodities 170,541 190,429 12%
% of T&A in Total Exports 10% 10%  
Source: Press Information Bureau      

Chairman, CITI stated that he was delighted to see the positive IIP data. It is pertinent to mention here that the IIP production data for T&C also witnessed robust year-on-year growth during October 2018 as compared to October 2017. Textiles and Apparel have registered a growth of 6.2% and 28%, respectively during October 2018.

Quick Estimates of IIP for Textile and Clothing Sector (T&C): October 2018

Category Index
Oct’17 Oct’18 % change
Manufacture of Textiles 113.5 120.5 6.2%
Manufacture of Wearing Apparel 106.3 136.1 28%

Source: Ministry of Statistics Planning & Implementation

Chairman, CITI observed that the positive trend in the entire textile value chain has been the result of pragmatic approach shown by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation and Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles, on the issues of T&C Industry. The support extended by the Government to the industry, includes disbursement of Rs.1,300 crore for the Samarth Scheme, Rs. 6000 crore Apparel & Made-ups Package along with various State Incentives; resolution of GST related issues, increase in import duty of various textile and apparel commodities, etc.  Chairman, CITI expressed his deep gratitude to the Hon’ble Ministers for their timely policy support and intervention to boost the industry which was under severe stress especially after the implementation of GST.

Chairman, CITI stated that apart from the above, some of the other prominent schemes that Ministry of Textiles has introduced for the development of the entire textile value chain are; Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP) and Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) which have been extended and notified for the period from 2017 to 2020 and Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) under which A-TUFS has been launched for the period of 2016-2022.

Chairman, CITI pointed out that one key area of worry for the T&C Industry today is continuously rising imports of textile products where industry need immediate attention and support of the Government. As indicated in the table below, all the categories across the value chain have seen a drastic rise in imports during Jan-Oct 2018 vis-à-vis same period last year:

India’s Imports of Textiles and Apparel during Jan-Oct 2017-Jan-Oct 2018

Value In US$ Million

Category Jan-Oct 2017 Jan-Oct 2018 % Growth
Fibre               1,709               1,455 -15%
Filament                   501                   574 15%
Yarn                   297                   384 29%
Fabric               1,763               2,069 17%
Apparel                   554                   877 58%
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