India, which was the second largest exporter of textile and apparel during 2014-17 after China, has fallen to the 5th rank in 2018 as Germany, Bangladesh and Vietnam have stepped in, according to Chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) Sanjay K Jain. India’s exports in this sector fell from $38.60 bn in 2014 to $37.12 bn in 2018. India’s imports in this sector increased from $5.85 bn to $7.31 bn during the same period, according to a CITI report.