Handicraft exports up 10% in Apr-Dec

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 05, 2016

The country’s handicraft exports grew 10 per cent to ₹14,782 crore during the first nine months of this fiscal notwithstanding a slowdown globally, the Textile Ministry said today. In comparison, the handicraft shipments stood at ₹13,460 crore during April-December 2014. “In dollar terms, the value of exports has increased by 3 per cent, from $2,215 million during April-December 2014 to $2,282 million during April-December 2015,” an official statement said.

The data showed the size of the art metal wares grew 6 per cent to ₹3,943 crore, followed by woodwares 10 per cent to ₹2,564 crore, handprinted textiles & scarves 18 per cent to ₹699 crore, imitation jewellery 14 per cent to ₹1,599 crore and miscellaneous handicrafts 12 per cent to ₹4,033 crore.

Published on February 05, 2016
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