Imports of textile machinery in India grew 1.10 per cent in the first quarter. India imports most of its textile machinery from China, Germany, Japan, Belgium, US, Korea and Vietnam.
Import of weaving machines from China grew 8.4 per cent; import of weaving machines from Belgium grew 94.86 per cent. Printing machinery imports from China grew 12.69 per cent. Import of knitting, embroidery, trimming, braiding and other machines increased 23.49 per cent in the first quarter. Nonwoven machinery imports grew by 468.71 per cent. Imports from Germany rose by 3315.58 per cent. China’s exports of nonwoven machinery to India grew by 37.06 per cent. Sewing machinery and accessories imports to India rose by 1.4 per cent in the first quarter. Here imports from China grew by 12.1 per cent in the first quarter.
Indian imports of dobbies and jacquards fell by 25.73 per cent. Spindles, spindles flyers and spinning rings and ring travelers imports fell by 13.11 per cent. Imports of machine used for extruding, drawing and texturing fell 75.48 per cent.
China remains the top supplier to India for textile machinery. Germany is the second largest supplier of textile machines to India. Singapore has now become the third largest supplier.