Bangladesh’s apparel exports to India skyrocket, grow by whopping 167%

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

15-October-2018  |  1 min read

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Bangladesh’s apparel exports to India continue to skyrocket with 167 per cent growth during the first three months of fiscal 2018-19; reminding, once again, how big the neighbouring market’s potential is.

According to the latest data released by Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau, apparel exports to India stood over US $ 145 million during July-September 2018. During the same period in the last fiscal, the figure stood at US $ 54.3 million.

Further analysis by Apparel Resources show, India procured US $ 37.7 million worth of knitwear items and US $ 107.3 million worth of woven items. For the month of September alone, the knitwear exports amounted to over US $ 12 million, and woven exports to over US $ 31 million.

In overall, export earnings from India grew to US $ 375 million in the first three months of the current fiscal year from what was US $ 155 million in the same period of last fiscal.

Reportedly, Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers have attributed the remarkable surge to foreign brands and retailers opening up a number of outlets and stores in India – which, in turn, have been sourcing heavily from Bangladesh.

Notably though, India has been growing into a good potential market for Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers and exporters. Last fiscal apparel exports to the country from Bangladesh witnessed a 100 per cent gain – a trend which is still continuing.

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