Known globally for its backwaters, Kerala is India’s most literate state and was declared the nation's first digital State in 2016.
US$ 9.8bn worth of exports recorded during fiscal 2018-19.
Largest producer of rubber, coir, and coconut in India.
590km coastline has backed marine trade for +1,000 years.
Services contribute 64% of GSDP, tourism contributes 10%.
94% literacy rate in Kerala is the highest among Indian states.
US$ 139.94bn GSDP estimated for fiscal year 2020-21.
US$ 174.49mn FI inflow between October 2019 and September 2020.
A natural port on busy international sea routes is backed by 16 smaller ports.
Cochin Port has been promoting major investments in sea trade based SEZs.
of Kerala's export income comes from spices, fishery, cashews, coffee, and pickles.
is a booming industry owing to beaches, backwaters, forest reserves, and hill stations.
power looms support a vast textile industry; 48 handicrafts cooperative societies.
IT companies have their bases in Kerala that employ over 50,000 workers.
international airports (highest among Indian states) connect the world with Kerala
Here are the leading sectors with opportunities for foreign investors
GAIL India is building a 1,100 km gas pipeline and connecting consumers such as Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals
Kirloskar Solar has partnered with GSL Energy Solutions to install 200 MW of solar power in the state by 2020.
Collabera, an American IT staffing, consulting and business services firm, has set up an operation in Thiruvananthapuram
A. Hartrodt, a German logistics firm, runs its regional operations from its centre in Kerala
Xerox, which sells print and digital document solutions, runs a manufacturing plant in Kochi
Phase 2 of the Kochi Metro project is currently underway, following a highly successful first line. The project offers substantial investment opportunities.
by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) in Palakkad, spread over 32 ha and KINFRA Industrial Park in Adoor on 34 ha.
Vizhinjam deep-water container transshipment terminal, being developed as a transshipment hub to cater to the current largest mother vessel with a capacity of 18,000 TEU.
coming up at Cherthala (27 ha), Kannur (10 ha), Kasaragod (40 ha), Kollam (18 ha), Koratty (12 ha) and Kozhikode (17 ha).
has selected Kochi (commercial capital of Kerala) and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala for sustainable urban development.
A major industrial corridor in Kerala is planned to pass through Kochi and Bengaluru, leading to investment opportunities.
to be set up by Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) in various parts of the state.
are to be developed with a budget of US$ 1.58bn.
spanning 450kms is to be developed.
India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments