Exports of Indian Ceramics and Glassware Products

India’s exports of Ceramics & Glassware products for 2021-22 hit a record at US$ 3464 Million.
During FY 2013-14; India’s Ceramic & Glassware products exports were valued at US$ 1292 Million.

Utility: UPSC, JPSC, BPSC Prelims & Mains
Section: Economy/ Foreign Trade

Key Points

  • The export growth of Ceramic tiles has been achieved because of a surge in shipments of Ceramic Tiles and Sanitary wares products.
  • Today Indian Tile Industry has become a global player and earns foreign exchange for the nation with the “Make In India” approach.
  • India is the World’s second-largest manufacturer of tiles.
  • India exports to more than 125 countries and top destinations include Saudi Arabia, the United States, Mexico, Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates among others.
  • The surge in Ceramic and Glassware products exports has been achieved because of sustained efforts on the part of the Department of Commerce.
  • Also, various initiatives have been taken by CAPEXIL, by using Grant in Aid under Market Access Initiative Scheme.


  • CAPEXIL, Premier Export Promotion Council, was set up in March 1958 by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to promote the export of Chemical and Allied Products from India.
  • With the headquarters at Kolkata, and regional offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, CAPEXIL has more than 4500 members across the country.
  • CAPEXIL is an ardent advocate of exporters to the Government and the primary focus is to provide export assistance to its member exporters.
  • CAPEXIL sends trade delegations to all major and developing markets around the world and showcases Indian exports all over the world through exhibitions, fairs
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