Textile Industry

Textile Industry is providing one of the most basic needs of people and the holds importance; maintaining sustained growth for improving quality of life. It has a unique position as a self-reliant industry, from the production of raw materials to the delivery of finished products, with substantial value-addition at each stage of processing. The textile industry occupies a unique place in our country. One of the earliest to come into existence in India, it accounts for 14% of the total Industrial production, contributes to nearly 30% of the total exports and is the second largest employment generator after agriculture.



  • With over 45 million people, the industry is one of the largest source of employment generation in the country.
  • The size of India’s textile market in 2014 was US$ 99 billion; the market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.6 percent over 2014–23.
  • The Indian T&A market was estimated at INR 3,20,000 crore (USD 58 billion), in 2013, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9% to INR 7,57,000 crore (USD 138 billion) by 2023.
  • The INR 21,160 crore (USD 4 billion) domestic home textiles market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% to reach INR 43,970 crore(USD 8 billion) by 2023.
  • India’s technical textiles market is estimated to be worth INR 70,880 crore (USD 13 billion), and, at an estimated CAGR of 8%, is expected to reach INR 1,52,000 crore (USD 28 billion) in 2023.


It is estimated anywhere between 20 million and 60 million people are employed in the textile industry worldwide. Employment in the garment industry is particularly important in developing economies such as India, Pakistan, and Vietnam. The industry accounts for approximately 2% of global Gross Domestic Product and accounts for an even greater portion of GDP for the world's leading producers and exporters of textiles and garments.