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Automation to help Indian apparel manufacturing scale up

By S Ramachandran – June 30, 2014
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India became the second largest exporter of textile goods in 2013, primarily due to growth in apparel sector. Total exports reached $40 billion but is still far behind China's export of $270 billion. The textile industry in India has a long history and contributes to more than 4% of the GDP. It is the second largest sector providing jobs after agriculture. The apparel sector is relatively organized and mature in IT adoption, seeing a double digit growth over the past few years. Last week, the Chairman and CEO of Uniqlo, Japan's largest apparel retailer met the Prime Minister for possible sourcing and setup of operations in India.

 

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