Textiles and apparel exports dropped by nearly Rs. 8,000 cr to Rs. 2,30,056 cr in 2017-18 owing to competition from emerging economies like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka which enjoy preferential duty access in key markets, the government said recently. The country’s textiles and apparel exports stood at Rs. 2,37,922 cr in 2016-17, Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.