Morbi ceramic exports likely to touch Rs 12,000 crore in FY18
Exports of ceramic products from Morbi are expected to almost double in 2017-18 reaching Rs 11,000-12,000 crore, compared to Rs 6,200 crore worth exports in the previous year say industry players. Competitive prices coupled with technological upgradation and higher production has revived Morbi, the largest cluster of ceramic tile makers in India.
“Till December 2017, our export had already crossed Rs 8,500 crore. Although final figures are yet to be collated, exports are likely to further surge to Rs 11,000 crore to Rs 12,000 crore in financial year 2017-18,” said K G Kundariya, president, Morbi Ceramic Association.
According to ceramic tile makers, exports from the region, which houses over 700 manufacturing units, are estimated to grow at 30% to 40% in fiscal 2017-18. “The Vibrant Ceramic Expo held in Gandhinagar in November last year played a key role in pushing up exports this year. The exhibition not only brought in large export orders, but also helped spread awareness among importers from various countries about the quality products being manufactured in Morbi,” added Kundariya.