among the world's top three suppliers of home
textile products. In the financial year 2004-05, the
country exported US$1.2 billion worth of home
textiles. Almost 80 percent of overseas shipments
are sent to the US and the EU. Export revenue in the
current fiscal year is expected to grow 15 percent
to US$1.4 billion.
The country's large and diverse cotton textiles
industry, its strength in embellished home textiles,
and strong R&D capability are the driving forces
behind the home textile industry's growth.
However, the industry currently faces numerous
challenges such as stringent labor laws, competition
from other Asian countries, a fragmented textiles
supply chain and poor export infrastructure, which
threaten to slow export growth.
are some of the trends we see in India's
home textiles export industry:
|Export prices of most home
textiles from India are expected to remain
stable in the next six to 12 months. Quotes
of low-end and mid-range products might
|Most suppliers are
projecting high export growth rates in the
next 12 months despite the numerous
|A large number of companies
will expand or enhance their production
facilities. Some of the large makers are
also vertically integrating their factories
in efforts to have better control over
|India's niche in
embellished home textiles will continue to
give suppliers an edge over competitors.
Some companies will also increase R&D focus
on improving fabric quality.
|The US and the EU will
remain the top export markets for India's
home textile suppliers.
India's home textile exports are dominated by bed
linen, table linen and towels. These are also the
scope of this report. A number of companies profiled
in this report also produce other home textiles such
as drapery, cushion covers, and kitchen linen.
The Products & Prices section in this report
details the features and prices of the three main
home textile products. The product development and
design capability of suppliers are discussed in the
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