HC Deb 30 May 1927 vol 207 cc3-4

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the value of the production of cotton manufactures in India during 1926, and also the value of the imports and the exports and the proportion of imports which came from the United Kingdom?


As the reply contains a considerable number of figures, I propose, with my hon. Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The value of the goods woven in the cotton mills of British India, in the year ending 31st March, 1926,* was Rs.44,21,16,000. The value of other kinds of cotton goods manufactured is not recorded, but 673,370,000 pounds of yarn were spun, of which a large part was not used in the weaving mills.

The value of the imports of cotton manufactures into British India in 1926 was Rs.67,63,75,000, of which a little over Rs.51,00,68,000† came from the United Kingdom. The figures for the year ending 31st March, 1926, were Rs.65,66,72,000 and Rs.48,98,44,000, respectively.

The value of the exports of cotton manufactures from British India in 1926 was Rs.10,25,33,000, and in the year ending 31st March, 1926, was Rs.9,64,85,000.

* No figures for the calendar year 1926 are available.

† In the returns for the calendar year, figures are not given of imports from the United Kingdom in certain smaller items, e.g., coloured piece goods (printed or dyed).