Export Preparedness Index 2020

Export Preparedness Index 2020

On 26th August 2020, NITI Aayog has published the 1st edition of the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020 with the help of Institute of Competitiveness. The main objective of the index is to measure export preparedness and performance of Indian states and union territories and also recognize challenges and opportunities. in addition, it will also boost the effectiveness of government policies.

As per Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020, Gujarat has topped in the list. Followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have got the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

In Union Territories list, Delhi UT has been best and Goa and Chandigarh got the 2nd and 3rd place in the terms of UTs. Uttarakhand get the 1st place and followed by Tripura and Himachal Pradesh among the Himalayan states.

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Pillars of EPI 2020

The index is based on four (4) pillars and 11 sub-pillars:

  1. Policy;
  2. Business Ecosystem;
  3. Export Ecosystem;
  4. Export Performance

11 sub-pillars are –

  1. Institutional Framework
  2. Business Environment
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Transport Connectivity
  5. Access to Finance
  6. Export Infrastructure
  7. Trade Support
  8. R&D Infrastructure
  9. Export Diversification
  10. Growth Orientation
  11. Export Promotion Policy

Goal of EPI

  1. can be favourable export promotion policies
  2. make regulatory framework
  3. build vital infrastructure for exports
  4. helps in recognising strategic recommendations in order to make improvements export competitiveness.

Category wise Export Preparedness Score and Rankings

Union Territories UT’s Ranking –

Rank no  State NameExport Preparedness (EPI) Score
1Delhi 45.80
2Goa40.94
3Chandigarh26.07
4Puducherry21.86
5Dadra and Nagar Haveli20.77
6Andaman and Nicobar Islands17.65
7Daman and Diu12.76
8Lakshadweep12.40

Himalayan States EPI ranking

Rank no State NameExport Preparedness (EPI) Score
1Uttarakhand48.11
2Tripura40.79
3Himachal Pradesh38.85
4Meghalaya34.66
5Mizoram29.53
6Nagaland29.00
7Arunachal Pradesh28.28
8Sikkim26.75
9Manipur19.40

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