In the first nine months (9M) of financial year 2018-19 (FY19), India’s overall textile and apparel sales increased by 9 per cent, according to the latest Wazir Textile Index (WTI). There has been a revival in the EBITDA with a significant increase of 17 per cent in 9M FY19 as compared to 9M FY18. Raw material cost saw an increase of 8 per cent. While employee cost saw an increase of 7 per cent in 9M FY19, other costs also saw an increase of 10 per cent for the same period, WTI data showed.