Maharashtra, Gujarat lead in export of goods

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on February 27, 2011 Published on February 27, 2011

Maharashtra and Gujarat are the leading goods exporters among the States and they account for nearly half of the country's total shipments, according to the Economic Survey.

The data also showed that coastal States score over the land-locked ones when it comes to State of origin of exports of goods.

“State-wise exports as reflected in the data (from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Kolkata, under the Union Ministry of Commerce) on State of origin of exports of goods show clear domination of Maharashtra and Gujarat,” the Survey said.

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh fall in the second rung of goods exporting States, it added.

Negative growth

The Survey also said that in 2009-10, the growth of exports from all the States was negative, except Haryana, Kerala, Goa, and Rajasthan. “High negative export growth was registered by Delhi, followed by Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Karnataka,” it said.

In the first half of 2010-11, export growth to all destinations was positive except for Kerala, it added.

To encourage exports, outlay under the Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) scheme for the Eleventh Plan was increased to Rs 3,793 crore, it said.

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Published on February 27, 2011
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