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India eyes FDI in textile & clothing sector
Dec '09
Textile sector in India is expected to reach $110 billion by 2015. This includes $45 billion of exports. Growth rate of the textile sector is estimated to be around 8% per annum.

To sustain its growth ratio, Indian textile industry requires an investment of $24 billion by 2015. This comprises of the domestic investment of $18 billion, and the rest $6 billion could from FDI.

Textiles and handicrafts made in India are exported to more than 100 countries worldwide. Readymade garment sector is the largest segment, which accounts for 41% of the total textile exports from the country. Organized retailing in India too has showed a growth rate of 13-14% for the year ended March 2009.

The textile ministry has now aimed to improve foreign investment from countries like Germany, France and Switzerland, who have been identified as prospective investors in the sector. The Government is now also exploring investment opportunities in other potential countries like Japan.

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