Exports declined 16.3 per cent during the timeframe even though yarn production increased 3.5 per cent between 2013-14 and 2017-18. The share of exports in total yarn production has come down to 27 per cent in 2017-18 from 33 per cent in 2013-14. India’s share has dropped to around 26 per cent in 2017 from 30 per cent in 2015 inspite of remaining the largest exporter of cotton yarn in the world.