The Jute Industry

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                           1991-92   1992-93   1993-94
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     Production (Thousand tonnes)
       Sacking                 650       659     784
       Hessian                 339       318     342
       Total                 1,278     1,310   1,448
     Consumption             1,296     1,296   1,444
     Exports
       Thousand tonnes         227       211     212
       Rs.million            3,750     3,183   3,366
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There are 73 jute mills in India with an installed base of about 43,034 looms. A majority of the mills are located in the eastern part of India. Most of the sacking produced is consumed by the domestic industries while most of the hessian is exported.

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Last updated: April 1995.