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29th May 2014, Mumbai

Texprocil study confirms robust figures for Indian cotton yarn export

A study conducted by The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil) has revealed that India’s cotton yarns exports are meeting their targets despite the seasonal fluctuations usually seen every April as well as high raw cotton prices.

Manikam Ramaswami, Chairman, Texprocil, commented: “Given the better quality produced by Indian mills there will always be good exports of Indian yarns taking place, even if the difference between Chinese cotton prices and international cotton prices narrows down substantially.”

Texprocil facilitates the exports from India of raw cotton, cotton yarns and blended yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, home textiles and technical textiles. © Texprocil

“Indian mills need not fear a drop in yarn exports happening beyond the seasonal fluctuations. However profitability of exports will depend upon our price parity with International cotton prices.”

Ensuring firm orders

Statistics revealed by the nonprofit body show that India exported 1,082 million kg of cotton yarn worth US$ 3.75 billion in the first 10 months of fiscal year 2013-14. It is estimated that cotton yarn export for the full year 2013-14 would be around 1,350 million kg valued at US$ 4.70 billion.

According to Texprocil, the high quality of Indian yarn is ensuring firm orders for Indian Mills from the international markets.

Exports of cotton

Exports of cotton yarn dropped during last three years in the month of April and it happened in 2014 too, the Council reports.

The graph shows the monthly movement of yarn exports from India for the last three fiscal years. © Texprocil

One of the reasons is the temporary high cotton prices during this period. Last year as well as this year during March and April Indian cotton prices have gone above the international prices for cotton up to 40s count. Current Indian prices are higher than international prices and with good quantity imports of 1 1/8 inch cotton.

Indian and Chinese cotton

There is an increasing anxiety in the industry due to recent developments in Chinese cotton policy since China is the major importer of cotton and cotton yarn from India.

This graph indicates that the price difference between Indian and Chinese cotton yarn prices is high. © Texprocil

At the moment, the price difference between Indian and Chinese cotton is quite high with the Indian yarn selling at much lower rates. In fact, prices of Indian cotton yarns after payment of duty and taxes in China are still very much lower than the Chinese domestic yarn prices.

Texprocil

Established in 1954 as an autonomous, nonprofit body dedicated to promotion of exports, Texprocil facilitates the exports from India of raw cotton, cotton yarns and blended yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, home textiles and technical textiles.

The Council provides export promotional services to over 3,500 members including composite mills, spinning units, weaving units, knitting units, process houses and merchant exporters.

www.texprocil.org

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