South Asia Textile Business Review
1st edition

Textile Media Services is publishing the first edition of the South Asia Textile Business Review, a unique reference resource of the textile and clothing industries in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.

With around 200 pages and more than 100 tables, this definitive review provides timely information enabling, manufacturers, consultants, buying and trading organisations, research institutes and marketing associations to make critical decisions about new markets and sourcing opportunities in this rapidly developing region.

Published in September 2010, the first edition of the South Asia Textile Business Review includes the latest available statistical information on seven countries in this emerging market, and an in-depth analysis of the current and future business environment affecting the region’s textile and apparel sector.

The report is a companion product to the Central and Eastern Europe Textile Business Review and the South East Asia Textile Business Review

ISBN 978-0-9565-2384-6

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South Asia Textile Business Review

South Asia, one of the world’s most populous areas, has several advantages in the manufacture of textiles and textile products. The production of cotton, an abundant labour force, the availability of water, proximity to emerging markets, and the availability of other raw materials and inputs have made the region an attractive place for the continued relocation of textile production to low-cost countries.

According to the ITMF, around 38m spindles and 38,000 shuttle-less looms have been shipped to South Asia since 2005 to further strengthen the textile manufacturing base. In addition, 30% of the world’s cotton and 10% of its polyester fibres are now produced in the region.

Since the abolition of textile and clothing quotas from developing countries in December 2004, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have been among the main beneficiaries of this change, while the Maldives and Nepal have lost out significantly.

India, for example, has made significant headway in the production of cotton fibre, doubling output since 2001 to become the world’s second largest producer; Pakistan has doubled its textile and clothing exports over the past 10 years; Bangladesh’s garment exports have increased by 170% since 2001–02; and Sri Lanka’s textile and clothing exports have increased by 32% since 2004.

This new report will help you to identify:

• key trends, strengths and weaknesses of the South Asian textile and clothing industry
• trends in raw material sources
• the domestic market potential
• opportunities and threats for the region’s textile and apparel sector
• current and future development strategies and programmes

Country profiles

The report features in-depth profiles of: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.



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