India silk production to reach 34000 tonnes by 2020
Last Updated: 28-Feb-2017
India's silk production which is slated at 28000 metric tonnes is growing at an annual growth rate of 19% and is expected to reach self sufficiency by the year 2020. Currently, China is the global largest produce of silk which has a lion's market share of 80%. India's share is estimated at 13% with remaining 7 % is served by other countries. However, China only produces mulberry variety of silk, while India produces other varieties, including Tasar and Muga. Indian imports have come down from 6500 mt to 3500 mt over the last few years. Overall India is expected to reach production of 34000 metric tonnes by 2020.