• CCI AD FROM 5th April 2021

Sudan

SUDAN – A GROWING MARKET FOR EXPORTS OF INDIAN MAN-MADE FIBRE TEXTILES

Sudan is basically a cotton producing country and hence the textile industry of this country is mainly cotton based. The Sudanese cotton are acknowledged to be of good quality and recognized internationally. However, with the changing tradition, economy and fashion, the demand for blended and synthetic textiles are on the rise not only in Sudan but in African region.

Open Economy

Sudan is an open economy and its government has been taking various pro-active initiatives to improve the textile industry of Sudan. However, major part of the Sudanese textile industry is in the private sector.

IMPORT OF TEXTILE & CLOTHING

Chapter

Product

Import in 2013

(In USD 000)

50

Silk

1,017

51

Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric thereof

454

52

Cotton

40,082

53

Vegetable textile fibres nes, paper yarn, woven fabric

18

54

Manmade filaments

36,024

55

Manmade staple fibres

58,772

56

Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage, etc

4,975

57

Carpets and other textile floor coverings

5,570

58

Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry etc

13,150

59

Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric

10,632

60

Knitted or crocheted fabric

2,423

61

Articles of apparel, accessories, knit or crochet

111,703

62

Articles of apparel, accessories, not knit or crochet

131,233

63

Other made up textile articles, sets, worn clothing etc

127,105

 TOTAL

 

543,158

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

Though, Sudan is a net exporter of Cotton, in case of Man-made fibres it depends mostly on imports because these man-made fibres, yarns, fabrics and made-ups are not locally manufactured in Sudan. During 2013 Sudan imported around USD 500 Mn. of textile products from the world in which around 40% (USD 200 Mn.) was of man-made fibre textiles, however, India’s share in Sudan’s total import of MMF textiles during 2013 was around US$ 27 Mn. accounting for 14% only. Hence, there is further scope for increasing exports of Indian MMF textiles to Sudan. Product share in the export basket of Indian MMF textiles to Sudan was fabrics 58%, made-ups 26%, and yarn 16%. Main countries Sudan imported MMF textiles from were China, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, etc.

Major Man-made filament products covered under Chapter 54 imported by Sudan

HS Codes

Product Description

Imports in 2013

(In US$ 1000)

540752

Woven fabrics,>/=85% of textured polyester filaments, dyed,

10,942

540754

Woven fabrics,>/=85% of textured polyester filaments, printed,

7,122

540751

Woven fabrics,>/=85% of textured polyester filaments, unbl or bl,

3,364

540761

Woven fabric >85% non-textured polyester filaments

2,555

540782

Woven fabrics of synthetic filaments,<85% mixed with cotton,dyed,

2,456

540233

Textured yarn nes,of polyester filaments,not put up for retail sale

1,503

540710

Woven fab of high tenacity fi yarns of nylon oth polyamides/polyesters

1,461

540772

Woven fabrics,>/=85% of synthetic filaments, dyed, nes

1,121

540753

Woven fabrics,>/=85% of textured polyester filaments, yarn dyed,

790

540794

Woven fabrics of synthetic filaments, printed,

709

540110

Sewing thread of synthetic filaments

663

540792

Woven fabrics of synthetic filaments, dyed,

661

540781

Woven fabrics of synthetic filaments,<85% mixd w cotton,unbl o bl,

660

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

Dyed woven fabrics made out of textured polyester filament was one of the main fabrics imported by Sudan during 2013 followed by printed woven fabrics made out of textured polyester filament polyester filament and bleached/unbleached woven fabrics made out of textured polyester filament. Textured yarn made out of textures polyester filament was the main yarn imported by Sudan during the year.

Major countries exporting Man-made filament products covered under Chapter 54 to Sudan

Country

Export during 2013

(In USD 000)

India

16,528

China

15,424

Indonesia

946

Syrian Arab Republic

726

Egypt

560

Turkey

303

Vietnam

181

United Arab Emirates

151

Thailand

108

Saudi Arabia

103

Others

994

TOTAL

36,024

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

India has a significant share of 46% in total import of man-made filament textiles by Sudan while China accounts for 43%.

Major Man-made fibre products covered under Chapter 55 imported by Sudan

HS Code

Product Description

Imported in 2013  (in US$ 1000)

551614

Woven fabrics, containing>/=85% of artificial staple fibres, printed

21,135

551219

Woven fabrics,containg>/=85% of polyester staple fibres,o/t unbl or bl

7,992

551311

Plain weave polyest stapl fib fab,<85%,mixd w/cottn,</=170g/m2,unbl/bl

3,509

550200

Artificial filament tow

3,478

551211

Woven fabrics, containing>/=85% of polyester staple fibres, unbl or bl

3,249

551511

Woven fab of polyester staple fib mixd w viscose rayon staple fib,nes

3,189

551341

Plain weave polyester stapl fib fab,<85%,mixd w/cot,</=170g/m2,printd

2,972

550921

Yarn,>/=85% of polyester staple fibres, single, not put up

1,646

550953

Yarn of polyester staple fibres mixed with cotton, not put up, nes

1,532

551421

Plain weave polyester staple fibre fab,<85%,mixd w/cotton,>170g/m2,dyd

1,479

551321

Plain weave polyester staple fib fab,<85%,mixd w/cotton,</=170g/m2,dyd

1,475

550951

Yarn of polyester staple fibres mixd w/ arti staple fib,not put up,nes

1,368

551611

Woven fabrics,containg>/=85% of artificial staple fibres,unbleached/bl

1,156

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

Printed woven fabrics made out of artificial staple fibres were the main fabrics imported by Sudan during 2013.

Major countries exporting Man-made filament products covered under Chapter 55 to Sudan

Country

Export during 2013

(In USD 000)

China

36,570

India

7410

Egypt

3612

Japan

3302

Indonesia

2729

Turkey

2903

Others

2246

TOTAL

58,772

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

Main countries who are currently supplying textiles made out of man-made staple fibres to Sudan are China with a share of 62% followed by India 13%, Egypt 6%, etc.

Major Man-made Made-up items covered under Chapter 63 imported by Sudan

HS Codes

Product Description

Imports in 2013

(In US$ 1000)

630140

Blankets (o/t electric) and traveling rugs, of synthetic fibres

14,361

630222

Bed linen, of man-made fibres, printed, not knitted

17,031

630232

Bed linen, of man-made fibres, nes

30,208

630392

Curtains/drapes/interior blinds curtain/bd valances,of syn fib,nt knit

9,777

630532

Flexible intermediate bulk containers, man-made

2,298

630612

Tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds, of synthetic fibres

2,480

630622

Tents, of synthetic fibres

2,575

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

Made-ups are one of the main textile products imported by Sudan. During 2013 it imported nearly USD 170 Mn of made-ups in which man-made fibre made-ups accounted for about 60% (USD 100 Mn). However, India’s share in it was only 6% (USD 6.36 Mn). Hence, there is scope to increase exports of man-made fibre made-ups from India to Sudan. Main man-made fibre made-ups imported by Sudan arebed linen, blankets, curtains, etc.

Major countries exporting Made-ups made from man-made fibre covered under Chapter 63 to Sudan

Country

Export during 2013
(In USD 000)

China

39,801

Bangladesh

34,280

Saudi Arabia

11,102

India

8,466

Egypt

6,319

Pakistan

2,422

United Arab Emirates

2,365

Qatar

1,189

Turkey

779

Kenya

654

SOURCE: UN COMTRADE

Export of Indian Man-made fibre textiles to Sudan

Sudan is a growing market for man-made fibre textiles during 2013-14. Export of these textiles from India to Sudan have steadily grown over the years to reach  USD 26.76 Mn. during 2013-14 recording a growth of 28 3% compared to the previous year.

Year  

Fabrics

Made-up

Yarn

Fibre

Total

%Gr/Dec

2009-10

7.14

0.98

1.08

0

9.2

 

2010-11

8.74

1.69

1.35

0

11.78

28.04%

2011-12

11.57

3.25

2.52

0

17.34

47.20%

2012-13

12.18

5.37

3.33

0

20.88

20.42%

2013-14

14.62

6.36

5.78

0

26.76

28.16%

SOURCE: DGCI& S

Main items of exports in India’s export basket of Man-made fibre textiles to Sudan during 2013-14 were as follows:

Fabrics

  • Polyester Filament Fabrics                        
  • Synthetic Filament Fabrics                                               
  • Polyester Blended Fabrics                                                
  • Polyester Viscose Fabrics
  • Polyester Filament Sarees                                                

Made-ups

  • Dish-cloths/Dusters                                    
  • Blanket                                 
  • Other Made-ups                              
  • Muffler                                  

Yarn

  • Textured Yarn                      
  • Polyester Viscose Spun Yarn                                  

Import Duty Structure of Sudan

Sudan’s import Tariffs (percent ad valorem) for Textiles and Apparel are as follows:

Product Fibre/Yarn

HS Chapter/Subheading

Tariff Rate Range (%)

Fibre/Yarn

-Silk

5003-5006

3 - 25

-Wool

5105-5110

N/A

-Cotton

5204-5207

3 - 10

-other vegetable fiber

5306-5308

25

-man-made fiber

5401-5406/5501-5511

3 - 25

Woven Fabric

-Silk

5007

25

-Wool

5111-5113

N/A

-Cotton

5208-5212

25

-other vegetable fiber

5309-5311

3 - 25

-Man-made fiber

5407-5408/5512-5516

25

Knit Fabric

60

25

Non Woven Fabric

5603

40

Industrial Fabric

59

3 - 25

Apparel

61-62

40

Made Ups

63

3 - 40

The tariffs applied by Sudan on import of textile products are comparatively higher which are up to 25% on fibres and up to 40% on fabrics and made-ups. The issue of high import tariffs is a serious concern while exporting textile products to Sudan. However, the Indian government is making consistent efforts to discuss the issue with its Sudanese counterpart so that the tariff rates may be revised downwards.

SRTEPC Promotional Programme

In view of growing scope for further increasing exports of Indian man-made fibre textiles to Sudan, the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council is organizing an exclusive Indian Textiles Exhibitions in Sudan along with Ethiopia – which is also a potential market for Indian MMF textiles in African region during the 2nd week of August 2014. The Exhibitions are being organized in association with Indian Missions in these countries and with active support of the local Trade Bodies. The Council urges its member –companies to participate in a big way in these exhibitions and take maximum benefits of the events.

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