LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wool producing in India has had a long history of being one of the major sectors for the country’s prominent textile and apparel industry since the 1870s. Today, India is one of the world’s largest wool producing countries with its woollen products ranging from textile intermediaries to finished textiles. In 2015, India achieved total wool production of around 48 million tonnes, with many states contributing over one million tonnes of wool production.
Currently, Rajasthan is the largest wool producing state in India. There are 70 wool processing units in the state, and with over 15 million tonnes wool production ever year, Rajasthan represents over 30% of the wool production in India. The state has eight different breeds of sheep that are well-known for producing high quality carpet wool. 85% of wool produced in the state is of carpet grade.
BizVibe is home to around 13,000 textile companies in India. Here are some of the top wool producing states in India as determined by BizVibe:
3. Jammu & Kashmir
Read the entire list of top 10 wool producing states in India to see the annual wool production in each of these states.
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