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Indian handicraft exports rise 20.72% in Jan-April 2013-14
Feb '14
India’s handicraft exports increased by 20.72 percent to US$ 2.78 billion during the period of April to January 2013-14, compared to the same period last fiscal, as per the data released by the Export Promotion Council of Handicrafts (EPCH).
According to the EPCH data, India exported handicraft items worth $2.78 billion during the April to January 2013-2014 period, whereas the country exported handicrafts worth $2.30 billion during the same period in 2012-13.
Sub-sector wise, during the April to January 2013-14 period, India exported hand printed textiles and scarves worth $357.21 million, indicating a surge of 8.69 percent compared to the same period last fiscal.
Exports of shawls as artwares amounted to $45.33 million during the first ten months of this fiscal, showing a rise of 3.35 percent year-on-year.
As per the EPCH data, during last fiscal (April to March 2012-13), India exported handicraft items worth $3.30 billion, registering an increase of 22.15 percent compared to the 2011-12 fiscal year.

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