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Tamil Nadu regained the top spot in electronic exports in India


In a significant achievement, Tamil Nadu has reclaimed its position as the leader in electronic exports in India. The state’s electronic exports, valued at USD 5.37 billion in the 2022-23 financial year, now account for a 23% share in the electronics market. This remarkable growth can be attributed to various factors such as the establishment of major manufacturing facilities by Tata Electronics and the implementation of Indian government’s production-linked incentives for electronic manufacturing.

Steady Growth in Exports

The export data reveals a consistent upward trend in Tamil Nadu’s electronic exports. Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the state witnessed a growth rate of 1.6% in the 2020-21 financial year, followed by 1.8% in 2021-22. Notably, in the latest fiscal year, 2022-23, the growth rate jumped to an impressive 5.3%. This significant increase in exports has propelled Tamil Nadu to the top spot, surpassing other prominent states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

  • Growth Rate of Tamil Nadu per financial year:
Financial Year Growth Rate (In Percentage)
2020-21 1.6%
2021-22 1.8%
2022-23 5.3%

Factors Driving Growth

Several key factors have contributed to Tamil Nadu’s resurgence in electronic exports. First and foremost, the establishment of major manufacturing facilities by industry giants like Tata Electronics and Pegatron has played a vital role. These investments are part of the China plus one strategy, which aims to diversify supply chains and reduce dependence on a single country. Additionally, the Indian government’s production-linked incentives for electronic manufacturing have incentivized companies to set up or expand their operations in Tamil Nadu.

Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Guidance Tamil Nadu‘, the government’s nodal agency for investment promotion, highlighted the state’s commitment to fostering innovation, attracting investments, and nurturing entrepreneurship in the electronic sector. By actively encouraging research and development, providing support for startups, and promoting skill development programs, Tamil Nadu has created an ecosystem conducive to technological advancements and business growth.

Key takeaways for competitive examinations

  • ‘Guidance Tamil Nadu’ is the investment promotion agency of the Government of Tamil Nadu founded in 15 July 1992. It is constituted to reach out to prospective investors and make them invest in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • M. K. Stalin is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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