Last updated on May, 17 2021
Gujarat is located on the western coast of India and has the longest coastline of 1,600 kms in the country. Gujarat is one of the high growth states in the country.
Gujarat is one of the leading industrialised states in India. At current prices, Gujarat’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) was ~Rs. 16.59 trillion (US$ 267.40 billion) from 2020 to 2021. The state’s GSDP increased at a CAGR of 10.02% between 2015-16 and 2020-21.
There are 13 major industry groups that together account for around 82.05% of total factories, 95.85% of total fixed capital investment, 90.09% of the value of output and 93.21% of value addition in Gujarat's industrial economy. Total exports from the state stood at US$ 63,447 million in 2019-20 and US$ 37,852 million in 2020-21 during April-November 2020.
In 2018-19, export of major agriculture commodities from Gujarat stood at US$ 5.36 billion and reached US$ 3.52 billion during April-December 2019.
Gujarat is a leader in industrial sectors such as chemicals, petrochemicals, dairy, drugs and pharmaceuticals, cement and ceramics, gems and jewellery, textiles and engineering. The industrial sector comprises of over 800 large industries and 453,339 micro, small and medium enterprises.
Gujarat has over 3,300 pharmaceutical manufacturing units, which contributed 30-35% to India’s pharma sector’s turnover and around 28% to India’s pharma export during 2018-19. Export of drug formulations from Gujarat stood at US$ 3,053.53 million in 2019-20 and reached US$ 2,470.07 million in 2020-21 (till November 2020).
In 2019-20, the state produced 4.6 million tonnes of petroleum (crude) and 1,287 million cubic metres of natural gas. Total consumption of petroleum products stood at 22.53 million metric tonnes (MMT) in 2019-20. Export of petroleum products from Gujarat reached US$ 17,972.08 million in FY20
As of September 2020, Gujarat had 20 operational SEZs. In addition to operational SEZs, Gujarat had four SEZs with valid in-principle approvals, 26 SEZs with formal approvals and 22 SEZs with notified approvals.
According to the DPIIT, FDI inflow in Gujarat totalled US$ 47.8 billion between April 2000 and December 2020. Gujarat accounted for 5.9%% share in the overall FDI inflows in India.
Following are some of the major initiatives taken by the Government to promote Gujarat as an investment destination:
MMTPA - Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum
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