As per a report by textileexcellence.com, in contrast to world exports, India’s exports of baby garments increased 4.90 per cent in 2019. The country accounted for a 12 per cent share in world babywear market. Of all, knitted apparels were the most exported items with its exports growing by 9.64 per cent to $927.61 million over the previous year. However, exports of babies’ woven garments declined by 10.70 per cent to $229.82 million in 2019.
Babies’ garments made from the cotton fibers traded most during the year. Exports of these garments grew by 9.52 per cent to $ 77.01 million in 2019 over the previous year. Under this segment, export of knitted garments grew 9.84 per cent to $708.64 million in 2019 over the previous year. While exports of woven cotton apparels grew by 8.18 per cent to $163.37 million. The second most exported fiber for babies’ wear from India is other textile material fiber. Under this fiber, the export of knitted garments grew by 9.36 per cent to $165.98 million while those of woven garments declined by 29.4 per cent to $ 36.76 million.
India’s exports of baby wear made from synthetic fibers recorded a significant drop of 33.73 per cent to $77.68 million in 2019 over previous year. Under this fiber, knitted garment exports totaled $52.99 million with a negative growth of 21.62 per cent in 2019.
US, UK remain top export markets for India
US was the largest export market for India’s baby wear in 2019. India’s exports to the US grew 35.77 per cent to $292.78 million in 2019. Knitted cotton babywear was the most exported commodity in this segment with exports totaling to$215.85 million in 2019.
UK was the second largest market for India’s babywear exports in 2019. India’s exports of knitted cotton garment exports declined by 2.89 per cent to $149.62 million in 2019. Exports of knitted babywear of other textile material grew by 8.25 per cent to $19.34 million in 2019.
UAE was the third largest market for this commodity for India. However, India’s exports during the year fell by 29.82 per cent to $114.73 million in 2019. In this category, knitted garments made of synthetic fiber were more in demand with its exports totaling $40.42 million. India’s exports of knitted babywear to Poland increased 38.46 per cent to $ 27 million in 2019. In this category, exports of knitted cotton garment by 65.32 per cent to $15.81 million in 2019.
World babywear market declines by 4 per cent
In contrast to India’s exports, the world exports of babywear declined by 3.99 per cent to 9,808.03 million in 2019. US led the world market for babywear during the year with its babywear imports totaling $2245.86 million in 2019. China was the largest supplier of babywear to the US, followed by Cambodia, India, Vietnam and Bangladesh. China’s exports to the US fell by 13.75 per cent to $779.25 million. Around 67 per cent of the total exports of babies’ garments exported to US from China were cotton knitted ones. The US accounts for 54 per cent share in Cambodia’s total export of babies’ garments and it the only major market for Cambodia. Cambodia’s exports to the US totaled $246.03 million with a growth of 24.39 per cent in 2019.