A report by
says as per OTEXA information, India’s market share in US cotton sheet imports fell to 50% in 4QFY22 from 60% in 4QFY21, whereas China and Pakistan gained about 5% market share every. Within the Terry Towels section, India’s share has fallen by 300bp to 40% in 4QFY22 (v/s 43% in 4QFY21), whereas China/Pakistan’s share remained fixed at 20%/23%.
Hassle for the business, the report says, stems from the truth that uncooked cotton costs in India elevated YoY and are at the moment at par with worldwide costs. As yarn and material costs are rising in tandem, corporations are going through an enormous problem by way of passing on larger costs internationally.
“What has exacerbated the matter is that depreciation within the US Greenback (USD): Pakistani Rupee (PKR) helped Pakistan achieve market share within the US and Europe as patrons see higher pricing for its merchandise. USD: PKR depreciated by 21% as in opposition to a 6% depreciation within the USD: INR from Sep’21 to Might’22. Nonetheless, the anticipated signing of the FTA with the UK and Europe will convey Indian merchandise on par with that of Pakistan,” says the report.
Cotton costs have seen a pointy spike resulting from non-availability of cotton, however the report provides that these elevated worth ranges are unsustainable and count on it to normalize after one other good cotton season. Worldwide/Indian cotton costs rose 54%/61% YoY to USD3.11/INR237 per kg in Mar’22. Additional, Worldwide/Indian costs surged 10% every to USD3.42/INR260 per kg in Apr’22. Modifications in India’s import obligation on cotton (diminished to nil in Apr’22 from 10%) could ship some internet profit for the business usually, the report added.
With regards to outlook, corporations concerned within the sector say though there are vital headwinds within the close to time period, they continue to be optimistic on demand within the mid to future, resulting from enlargement in export alternatives on account of the International Commerce Agreements (FTA) signed by India with nations akin to Australia and the UAE. An FTA with the UK is anticipated to be finalized quickly. Discussions on an FTA with Europe is about to start by Jun’22. “Such FTAs, together with the federal government’s steps to assist the Indian Textile exports, displays positively on the long-term outlook for the business,” says the report.