Germany India pavilion at Hall No. 3 inaugurated on Friday the 12th January, 2018 by Mr. Madan Lal Raigar, Hon’ble Consul General of India, Hamburg (Germany) in the august presence of Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, CEPC. Mr. Siddh Nath Singh, 1st Vice-Chairman, CEPC, Mr. Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman, CEPC, Members of the Committee of Administration, Mr. Sohan Kumar Jha, Sr. Director, O/o. the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles,Govrnment of India and other representives from Trade and Media graced the occasion.
Shri. Madan said that this fair is very good and proud to do such Indian presence. Pavilions are showing carpet entrepreneurs from all over India. Considering the international demand, products have been displayed. There will be more demand for these Indian handmade rugs after this exhibition.
Cepc chiarmain said with an aim to promote the India’s Cultural Heritage and Weaving Skills of Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings.
India’s heritage of handmade carpet weaving has been recognized worldwide for its elaborate designs, intricate patterns,subtle elegance, and exquisite vibrant colours craftsmanship with a human touch. India has established itself as world’s largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets in terms of value and volume with a heart winning workmanship.
according to council press release Around 85-90 per cent of carpets manufactured in India are being exported and India accounts to around 32% share in the global market of handmade carpets and other floor coverings of approximately US$ 4.50 billion. This cottage industry has made significant strides in the recent years and export of carpets in 2016-17 was US$1491.24 million and is on a growth trajectoryreflecting the immense popularity and acceptability.
India exports rugs and carpets to over 70 countries including USA, Germany, Canada, U.K, Australia, South Africa , France, Italy, Brazil… of late to China.USA with 44% share followed by Europe 30% are traditionally the biggest and established markets of Indian Carpets. Germany,U.K, France being leading importers from Europe and have reposing confidence over the years.