According to the provisional data released by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India’s woven clothing import from China upped 31.14 per cent in pandemic-hit 2020 to US $ 165.67 million as compared to US $ 126.33 million in 2019.
However, the rise in the China’s clothing to India seems an exception as the total woven garment import of India in 2020 valued US $ 512.72 million, falling 22.84 per cent on Y-o-Y basis.
Bangladesh was the top import destination for woven clothing with US $ 196.90 million worth of shipment, declining 33.41 per cent from 2019.
The data further tells that overall garment imports of India (woven and knit) valued US $ 890 million in 2020 which was down by 24.12 per cent on Y-o-Y basis.
As far as knitted clothing is concerned, the import of India plunged 25.81 per cent in 2020 to US $ 377.28 million; China sharing US $ 136.10 million (down 33.45 per cent) and Bangladesh contributing US $ 102.52, falling marginally by 0.40 per cent.
|India’s Apparel Imports 2020|
(Value in US $ million)