The textile industry can be classified into two segments based on fibres consumed – natural and man-made fibre. Globally, Man Made Fibre (MMF) is the most dominantly consumed textile fibre with the share of about 65 per cent. In India, cotton is the predominant consumed fibre. In FY13, the market size in volume terms of domestic MMF industry was about 2,070 thousand tonnes in volume terms. The domestic consumption ratio between MMF and cotton yarn in India was 31:: 69 in FY13. Going ahead, the demand for MMF from the textile sector will largely be driven by the growing usage of blended fabrics to meet the augmented demand for the apparels, home textiles and technical textiles.
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