Except the cotton yarn/fabrics/made-ups/handloom products category, all the other categories under the textile segment reported a decline in exports in February. Man-made yarn/fab/made-ups category has reported a decline of 2 per cent in the month to $388 mn, compared with $398 mn in the year-ago period. Similarly, jute manufacturing (including floor covering) reported a decline of 10 per cent to $23 mn as compared to $26 mn in February 2018.
The carpet and handicraft categories reported a decline of 3 per cent each to $111 mn ($114 mn) and $151 mn ($156 mn), respectively, in exports during the month, said the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry. Exports of the apparel segment, however, grew 7 per cent during the month to $1.544 bn, compared with $1.44 bn in February 2018. Following this, textiles and apparel exports in February saw a growth of 3 per cent to $3.094 bn, against $2.992 bn in February 2018. Cumulatively (April-February 2019), except the jute category, all the other categories under textile segment grew marginally.