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Total Production and Exports of Cloth by India

Year

Production of cloth
(Million Sq. Mts.)

Exports
(Rs. Crores)

All types of Units

Mills

All textiles

Cotton Textiles

1951

4740

3727

N.A.

N.A.

1961

7073

4701

N.A.

60.10

1971

8577

4107

166

126.34

1981

10988

4168

942

835

1991

20354

2720

8283

5476

1995-96

31460

1726

29734

20836

1996-97

34298

1666

34868

25477

1997-98

36186 (P)

1657 (P)

38705

28054

1998-99

N.A.

N.A.

44331.65

32262

1999-2000

N.A.

N.A.

48321.77

34518.55

^ Linear meters up to 1990-91.
Source: ICMF Handbook, 27th Edition; Pg. 21, 44 (1998) (P): Provisional

In 1951, the textile mills accounted for nearly 80 percent of the production of cloth in terms of linear metres. In the year 1997-98, this figure dwindled to a mere 4.6 percent. Table 4 shows the drastic reduction in cloth production by the mill sector from 1980 to 1997. Production dropped from 4533 million square metres in 1980 to 1948 million square metres in 1997.Table 4 clearly shows how, in a span of 17 years, the power-looms have captured the lion’s share of production of cloth, virtually replacing the mill sector.

Other STATISTICS

Post-Independence Progress of Indian Textile Mill Industry
Post-Independence Progress of Ahmedabad Textile Mill Industry
Production of Cloth by Mills, Handlooms and Powerlooms.
Export Shares of Mills, Power-looms and Handlooms
Value of Exports of Indian Textiles (1993 - 2000)
Share of Textile Exports in the Exports of all commodities from India.
Exports of Textiles and Clothing - World and India