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Coir Industry in India: Basics & latest Statistics

India is the major exporter of coir and coir products. Latest statistics released for the financial year 2009-10 reveal that coir exports grew by 47% in volume terms and 26% in Rupee value terms, over the year-ago level.

The release from Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises on February 3, 2011 states:

One of the major traditional industries of India, coir provides livelihood to lakhs of artisans in rural areas.   The Government set up the Coir Board under the provisions of Coir Industry Act, 1953 for the overall development of the coir industry. With a view to making the traditional industries more productive and competitive and facilitating their sustainable development the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has  two  schemes : Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Rejuvenation, Modernisation & Technology Upgradation of the Coir Industry  (REMOT).

Export of Coir and its Products

  (Quantity in Tonnes & Value in Rs. Lakh)

Product 2007-08

Quantity                  Value

2008-09

 Quantity                  Value

2009-10

  Quantity                  Value

Curled Coir

1279.99

152.06

1438.38 223.85 3365.70

668.33

Coir fibre

11101.64

1224.14 19443.54 2390.89 73074.93

9742.03

Coir Rugs & Carpet

178.14

134.40 63.83 67.63 46.17

45.38

Coir Pith

83613.24

6384.77 96996.32 6462.30 131916.67

12347.06

Coir Rope

372.26

139.99 370.28 164.60 430.56

165.92

Coir other sorts

57.02

57.83 50.50 19.03 55.04

28.53

Coir Yarn

8407.09

2666.90 5335.09 1925.92 6108.35

2461.21

Geo-textiles

3364.72

1444.65 3251.52 1591.05 3754.44

2023.77

Handloom Mats

40917.35

24299.85 35553.43 23537.53 36297.71

25428.01

Handloom Mattings

3013.71

1879.33 2368.45 1716.56 1832.24

1425.28

Powerloom Mats

75.06

52.69 54.21 40.06 2.84

2.03

Powerloom Mattings

115.82

88.30 87.52 85.09 2.41

3.04

Rubberised coir

1120.35

852.19 1222.59 1174.77 629.78

713.39

Tufted Mats

33950.35

19910.98 33689.27 22598.15 36991.21

25351.24 

 Total

187566.74

59288.08 199924.93 63997.43 294508.05

80405.22

Basic information on the Industry can be viewed on http://coirboard.gov.in/

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