CHANDIGARH: India’s woollens industry is shifting focus to markets such as Kazakhstan, Germany, China and Australia as it faces decline in exports to the USA and Europe since the last financial year due to warmer winters and economic slowdown.

“The constant global warming is reducing severity of winter and it is playing a vital role in decline of exports. What is worrying is that the decline is 17 per cent from April to June 2016,” said Sushil Kaura, chairman of Wool & Woollens