Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022

National Institution for Transforming India (N Aayog has released the 3 edition of the report titled “Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022 for States/UTs of India.

About Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2022

  • Released on July 17, 2023
  • Released by- NITI AAYOG
  • Report prepared by- NITI Aayog in association with the Institute for Competitiveness

Export Preparedness Index Framework

  • The EPI 2022 Report evaluates the performance of the states across four pillars Policy, Business Ecosystem, Export Ecosystem, and Export Performance.

Key Highlights

  • Tamil Nadu has been ranked first State in Export Preparedness Index (EPI) for 2022.
    1. It is followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka.
  • Among hilly/Himalayan states, Uttarakhand has ranked at the top position.
    1. It is followed by Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim.
  • Haryana ranked first among the landlocked regions.
    1. It was followed by Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
  • In the category of Union Territories/small states, Goa was ranked first.
    1. Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar and Ladakh were ranked second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

India’s Export Trends

  • Despite global slowdown, India’s exports in 2021- 22, crossed an unprecedented US $675 billion, with trade in goods accounting for US$420 billion.
  • The value of merchandise exports crossed USS 400 billion in FY2022, an ambitious goal set by the government, reaching up to US$ 422 billion by March 2022.
  • In 2021-22, Indian export of services recorded its highest value at US$ 254.4 billion, registering a 23 percent growth over 2020-21.