275 million kg Cotton Yarn and 21.97 lakh Bales of Cotton gets shipped from India to China

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New Delhi: The export of yarn, during the year 2020-21 from Apr 2020 to Mar 2021, 275 million kg of cotton yarn were exported from India to China out of the total exports of 980 million kg. China was the largest importer of yarn from India.

The export of cotton and yarn from India to China has not stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the current cotton season 2020-21 (October 2020 to September 2021) as of April 2021, 21.97 lakh bales of cotton were exported from India to China out of the total exports of 54.83 lakh bales. China was the second-largest importer of cotton from India after Bangladesh.

The country-wise data on the export of cotton and cotton yarn of 2020-21 is annexed below.

Annexure

Country-wise data on Export of Cotton for the cotton season

 2020-21 from Oct 2020 to Apr 2021 is given below

Export of Cotton (in lakh bales)
CountryOCT 2020-APR 2021
BANGLADESH PR22.09
CHINA P RP21.97
VIETNAM SOC REP6.40
INDONESIA2.70
THAILAND0.39
OMAN0.31
TURKEY0.27
ITALY0.14
MAURITIUS0.12
Others0.44
Grand Total54.83

Country-wise data on Export of Cotton Yarn for the year 2020-21 from Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 is given below:

Export of Cotton Yarn (in million kgs)
CountryAPR 2020-MAR 2021
CHINA P RP275.00
BANGLADESH PR225.19
VIETNAM SOC REP55.62
PERU53.49
PORTUGAL44.44
EGYPT A RP42.74
KOREA RP32.31
COLOMBIA23.17
TURKEY21.03
Others207.01
Grand Total980.00

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardoshin Rajya Sabha on 29 July 2021.