- Silk Industry - International Scenario
Globally, silk is produced in more than 20 countries across the world. While the major producers are in Asia, sericulture industries have also been established in Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt and Madagascar. It is a highly employment intensive industry. In China alone, about one million workers are employed in the silk sector. China, India, Brazil, Thailand and Uzbekistan are the leading producers of silk in the world. Since 2005, the world trade of silk and silk products has also witnessed sluggish growth.