Institute for Social and Economic Change

Working Paper: 338

Assessing Export Competitiveness at Commodity Level:
 Indian Textile Industry as a Case Study

Tarun Arora


This paper assesses the export competitiveness of top fifteen textile products exported by India to top six textile export destinations (separately for each export destination) at 6 digit level of HS classification using both price and income export elasticities. The export elasticities are estimated using dynamic panel data approach for each country separately. Estimates of commodity specific elasticities are used to forecast the exports of commodities exported to respective export destinations. The resulting estimates are useful to designing destination specific export promotion policies for India.

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