In FY22, Gujarat was the highest exporting state in India, with exports worth US$ 126.8 billion, and it is also the state with the highest installed renewable energy capacity (44.44 GW).
Gujarat is located on the western coast of India and has the longest coastline of 1,600 kms among all the states in the country. The state shares its borders with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Arabian Sea borders the state on the west and the southwest.
Gujarat is one of the leading industrialised states in India. At current prices, Gujarat’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is estimated at Rs. 22,03,062 crore (US$ 288.73 billion) in FY23, an increase of 13.3% YoY.
As of March 2022, Gujarat had a total installed power generation capacity of 42,207.99 MW, comprising 27,881.48 MW under private utilities, 8,452.61 MW under state utilities and 5,873.9 MW under central utilities.
Gujarat is considered the petroleum capital of India due to presence of large refining capacity set up by private and public sector companies.
The state is the world’s largest producer of processed diamonds, accounting for 72% of the world’s processed diamond share and 80% of India’s diamond exports. With a contribution of 65 to 70% to India’s denim production, Gujarat is the largest manufacturer of denim in the country and the third largest in the world. There are 42 ports, 18 domestic airports and one international airport. There are 106 product clusters and 60 notified special economic zones (SEZs). Large scale investment is expected in Gujarat as part of the US$ 90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
As of June 2021, Gujarat had 21 operational SEZs. In addition, as of July 2021, Gujarat had four SEZs with valid in-principle approvals, 26 SEZs with formal approvals and 22 SEZs with notified approvals.
According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), FDI inflows in Gujarat stood at US$ 21.89 billion in FY21 and were US$ 26.53 billion between October 2019-December 2021.
Total exports from the state stood at US$ 63,440 million in FY20, US$ 60,587 million in FY21 and US$ 101,200 million in FY22 (until January 2022).
Mr. Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooporation launched the "Dairy Sahakar" scheme at Anand, Gujarat, during the function organised by Amul for celebration of 75th Foundation Year of Amul.