According to the provisional data released by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India’s woven clothing import from China surged by 31.14 per cent in pandemic-hit 2020 to $165.67 million as compared to US $ 126.33 million in 2019.
However, the import of woven garment declined by 22.84 per Y-o-Y to $512.72 million.
Bangladesh was the top import destination for woven clothing with shipments worth $ 196.90 million. However, shipments declined by 33.41 per cent from 2019.
Overall garment imports by India (woven and knit) declined by 24.12 per cent to $890 million in 2020.
As far as knitted clothing is concerned, the import of India plunged by 25.81 per cent in 2020 to $ 377.28 million; China’s share plunged by 33.45 per cent to $136.10 million while that of Bangladesh fell by 0.40 per cent to $ 102.52.