Textile exports are stabilizing since the end of lockdown. Along with the garment and fabric sector, exports of home textiles had also dropped in the year 2020. Home textile exports have significantly increased in the year 2021.

Blankets and Travelling Rugs

Exports of blankets and travelling rugs have climbed up from 63.88 million USD in 2020 to 90.95 million USD in 2021 during Jan- June each, a 42.38% growth was seen in these exports. Blankets and traveling rugs of cotton exports jumped from 23 million USD in Jan-June 2020 to 39 million USD Jan-June 2021. Blankets and traveling rugs of textile materials export was worth 35 million USD in 2021 during the same period. USA was the highest importer of these textiles in both the years, with the exports worth 59 million USD in Jan-June 2021. USA’s import accounts to 65% share in the global export for the same. Exports of Blankets and traveling rugs of wool or fine animal hair almost doubled from 1.19 million USD in 2020 to 2.9 million USD in 2021 during the given period. There was a noticeable decrease in the exports of electric blankets as they dropped from 0.04 million USD to 0.02 million USD in Jan-June 2021. 

Unit: USD Million

Blankets and Travelling Rugs
HSCode Commodity Name Jan – June
2020
Jan – June
2021
% Change
630130 Blankets (Other Than Electric Blankets) And Traveling Rugs, Of Cotton 23.55 39.25 66.67
630190  Blankets (Other Than Electric Blankets) And Traveling Rugs, Of Textile Materials 27.04 35.27 30.44
630140  Blankets (Other Than Electric Blankets) And Traveling Rugs, Of Synthetic Fibers 12.06 13.51 12.02
630120 Blankets (Other Than Electric Blankets) And Traveling Rugs, Of Wool Or Fine Animal Hair 1.19 2.9 143.70
630110 Blankets, Electric 0.04 0.02 -50.00
Total 63.88 90.95 42.38

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Germany accounts to 4.01% share in the total global imports of the same from India with 67.7% growth in these imports. Its total import was worth 3.64 million USD during Jan-June 2021. China’s import was worth 1.61 million USD in Jan-June 2021 which was less than UK’s import during the same period that was worth 2.65 million USD. UK imported the blankets and traveling rugs worth 0.54 million USD in June 2021 alone. There was a hike in the exports to Poland in Jan-June 2021 compared to the previous year’s exports. Poland imported blankets and traveling rugs worth 1.20 million USD in 2021 between Jan-June. 

Bed linen, Table linen, Toilet linen and Kitchen linen

India exported bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen worth 1033.91 million USD in Jan-June 2021 which was almost double the exports of the same in 2020 during the same period. Export of toilet and kitchen linen of cotton terry toweling was the highest in this category with the growth of 24.01% from the previous year. Exports were worth 0.52 billion USD in Jan-June 2021 in this category. Exports of bed linens swelled up from 67.78 million USD in 2020 to 0.34 billion USD in 2021, during Jan-June. Bed linen of textile materials other than printed displayed a noticeable growth as the exports more than doubled from 5.73 million USD to 21.79 million USD. Apart from table linen of manmade fibers, all the products showed a significant rise in the exports. 

Unit: USD Million

Bed linen, Table linen, Toilet linen and Kitchen linen
HSCode Commodity Jan – June
2020
Jan – June
2021
% Change
630260 Toilet And Kitchen Linen Of Cotton Terry Toweling Or Similar Cotton Terry Fabrics 420.02 520.87 24.01
630231 Bed Linen (Other Than Printed) Of Cotton, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 67.78 348.53 414.21
630221 Bed Linen, Printed, Of Cotton, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 10.11 49.86 393.18
630240 Table Linen, Knitted Or Crocheted 17.99 23.09 28.35
630210 Bed Linen, Knitted Or Crocheted 12.48 22.6 81.09
630239 Bed Linen (Other Than Printed) Of Textile Materials , Not Knitted Or Crocheted 5.73 21.79 280.28
630291 Toilet And Kitchen Linen Of Cotton, Other Than Of Terry Fabrics 10.31 14.77 43.26
630251 Table Linen Of Cotton, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 3.52 8.82 150.57
630222 Bed Linen, Printed, Of Manmade Fibers, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 4.02 6.3 56.72
630232 Bed Linen (Other Than Printed) Of Manmade Fibers, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 3.53 6.44 82.44
630259 Table Linen Of Textile Materials , Not Knitted Or Crocheted 3.76 5.21 38.56
630299 Toilet And Kitchen Linen Of Textile Materials 2.67 3.99 49.44
630293 Toilet And Kitchen Linen Of Manmade Fibers 0.14 0.72 414.29
630229 Bed Linen, Printed, Of Textile Materials , Not Knitted Or Crocheted 0.43 0.52 20.93
630253 Table Linen Of Manmade Fibers, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 0.73 0.4 -45.21
Total 563.22 1033.91 83.57

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

USA was the highest importer of these products accounting to 69.28% share in the total exports. It imported these products worth 716 million USD in Jan-June 2021. Canada was the 2nd highest importer in Jan-June 2021 with imports worth 35 million USD. Germany’s import of the same increased from 19.71 million USD to 32 million USD in Jan-June 2021. Exports to Australia almost doubled from 15 million USD to 29 million USD in 2021 Jan-June. India’ export of these products was worth 0.18 billion USD in June 2021 alone. 

Curtains, drapes, interior blinds, valances

Curtains, drapes, interior blinds, valances export was worth 74 million USD in Jan-June 2021 significantly increasing from 69 million USD in Jan-June 2020. Export of curtains (including drapes), interior blinds and curtain or bed valances of cotton was worth 40 million USD in Jan – June 2021, depicting 77.40% growth from the previous year. There was a drop from 42.89 million USD in Jan-June 2020 to 26 million USD in Jan-June 2021 in the exports of curtains (including drapes), interior blinds and curtain or bed valances of textile materials. Curtains (including drapes), interior blinds and curtain or bed valances of synthetic fibers exports almost doubled from 2.98 million USD to 5.21 million USD in Jan-June 2021. Export of curtains (including drapes), interior blinds and curtain or bed valances of synthetic fibers, knitted or crocheted summed up to 1.88 million USD which was more than the export of curtains (including drapes), interior blinds and curtain or bed valances of textile materials, knitted or crocheted that was worth 0.54 million USD. 

Unit: USD Million

Curtains, drapes, interior blinds, valances
HSCode Commodity Jan – June
2020
Jan – June
2021
% Change
630391  Curtains (Including Drapes), Interior Blinds And Curtain Or Bed Valances Of Cotton, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 22.61 40.11 77.40
630399 Curtains (Including Drapes), Interior Blinds And Curtain Or Bed Valances Of Textile Materials , Not Knitted Or Crocheted 42.89 26.52 -38.17
630392 Curtains (Including Drapes), Interior Blinds And Curtain Or Bed Valances Of Synthetic Fibers, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 2.98 5.21 74.83
630312 Curtains (Including Drapes), Interior Blinds And Curtain Or Bed Valances Of Synthetic Fibers, Knitted Or Crocheted 0.59 1.88 218.64
630319 Curtains (Including Drapes), Interior Blinds And Curtain Or Bed Valances Of Textile Materials , Knitted Or Crocheted 0.22 0.54 145.45
Total 69.29 74.26 7.17

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Furnishing articles nes, except mattresses, etc

Exports of furnishing articles except mattresses, etc. was worth 1.04 billion USD in Jan-June 2021 with 67.82% change from previous year’s export during the same period. Furnishing articles of cotton, almost doubled from 0.24 billion USD in Jan-June 2020 to 0.55 billion USD in Jan-June 2021. There was a subsequent growth in the exports of all the products in this category. Bedspreads of textile materials’ export summed to 0.40 billion USD in Jan-June 2021. Exports of furnishing articles of textile materials swelled up from 14 million USD in Jan-June 2020 to 41 million USD in Jan-June 2021. Knitted and crocheted furnishing articles summed up to 12.98 million USD in Jan-June 2021. 

Unit: USD Million

Furnishing articles nes, except mattresses, etc
HSCode Commodity Jan – June
2020
Jan – June
2021
% Change
630492 Furnishing Articles , Of Cotton, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 242.93 551.41 126.98
630419 Bedspreads Of Textile Materials, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 327.2 403.07 23.19
630499 Furnishing Articles , Of Textile Materials , Not Knitted Or Crocheted 14.31 41.11 187.28
630420 Furnishing articles; excluding those of heading no. 9404, bed nets, specified in Subheading Note 1 to this Chapter 27.44 27.41 -0.11
630491 Furnishing Articles , Of Textile Materials, Knitted Or Crocheted 7.95 12.98 63.27
630493 Furnishing Articles , Of Synthetic Fibers, Not Knitted Or Crocheted 5.46 12.73 133.15
630411 Bedspreads Of Textile Materials, Knitted Or Crocheted 0.17 0.95 458.82
Total 625.46 1049.66 67.82

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry