Overall per capita consumption had gone up by five percent over the previous year and the same has gone up by 16 percent in monetary terms, according to a survey.
The survey 'Markets for Textile and Clothing: National Household Survey 2013' was conducted by the Textile Committee.     

While the per capita consumption of textiles by men increased by 48 percent, that of women rose at a lesser rate by 43 percent, it said.
In monetary terms, the per capita purchase of textiles between 2000 and 2012 registered a growth of 79 percent.  The survey collected bi-monthly textile purchase information for 2011 and 2012 from 13,280 households spread across 105 urban and 252 rural centres in the country.
The committee estimated the population of the country in 2012 as 1.22 billion, residing in 24.87 crore households.
Total consumption based on the estimated population stood at 31,636 million metres during 2012.
While aggregate consumption in 2012 increased by 5.87 percent in quantitative terms, the same increased by 16.69 percent in value terms over the previous year.
During 2000 to 2012, aggregate purchase of all textiles registered 76 percent growth in quantitative terms and 138 per cent growth in monetary terms.
The CAGR of aggregate purchase of all textiles in terms of quantity and value stood at 4.54 and 10.67 percent respectively, the survey said.
It added consumption of all textiles from rural areas accounted for 62.50 percent of total consumption and that of urban areas at 37.50 percent. However, the per capita consumption of textiles in rural areas stood at 23.54 metres against the urban area's 31.20 metres, it said.


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