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Indian Finfish Exports – An Analysis of Export Performance and Revealed Comparative Advantage


  • Gopal, Nikita
  • Jeyanthi, P.
  • Geethalakshmi, V.
  • Unnithan, G.R.


The export of finfish from India has been rising over the past few years and in 2006-07 it contributed almost 44 per cent of the total marine products exported from the country in quantity terms. However in value terms its contribution is only 16 per cent, indicating low unit value realization of the products. This paper has analysed the export performance and has studied the revealed comparative advantage of finfish export from India for the period 2001 to 2005. The finfish exports from India have not revealed any comparative advantage among the total marine products export in the period of study. The paper has suggested reviewing of the policy of finfish export, with a shift in emphasis to export of only high-value finfish and value-added low-value finfish.

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  • Gopal, Nikita & Jeyanthi, P. & Geethalakshmi, V. & Unnithan, G.R., 2009. "Indian Finfish Exports – An Analysis of Export Performance and Revealed Comparative Advantage," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 22(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:57413

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    1. Veena Renjini K K, 2017. "Trade Potential of the Fishery Sector: Evidence from India," Working Papers id:12091, eSocialSciences.

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