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Andhra Pradesh has established itself as one of the most prominent connection points with major World markets.

2nd largest producer of silk in India

The state is a logistics marvel on the eastern coast with a coastline of 974 Km which is the second-longest in India. New business opportunities in Andhra Pradesh are plenty as the state has 6 major ports, 6 airports, over 123,000 km of the road network and 3,965 km of rail routes, and an around-the-clock power supply. The total installed capacity of the state stands at around 25 GW, with non-fossil fuels contributing 36%, having installed capacity of 8.9 GW, predominantly coming from solar and wind with capacities of 4.2 GW and 4.1 GW respectively. It has been Ranked No. 1 in the implementation of Energy efficiency and conservation programmes by the World Bank. For 2022-23, Andhra Pradesh’s growth rate is estimated to be 11.43%, higher than the national average. 

Andhra Pradesh ranked 9 in Export Preparedness Index 2021 and is recognized as an “Achiever” among the coastal states by DPIIT in Logistics Ease (LEADS 2022). With 354 project proposals and investments worth INR 13 lakh crore committed at the Andhra Pradesh Global Investor Summit 2023, the state is poised for growth in marquee industries spanning across Automobile & Auto-components, Electronics, Food Processing, Biotechnology & Lifesciences, Capital Goods, Mining, Textiles & Leather and IT & ITeS. Sri City Special Economic Zone that houses 180 companies from 27 countries, is a key example of well-planned infrastructure at a strategic location near Chennai that has created employment and generated major industrial growth for the state.

BRAP ranking

Andhra Pradesh ranks 1 in the Business Reform Action Plan 2020 Rankings

Gas Field

Largest offshore gas field in India at KG basin

Oil Palm

Largest producer of fruits and oil palm in India


Textile and Apparel

Andhra Pradesh contributes to 7% of India’s total spinning, ginning and pressing capacity

Andhra Pradesh is the 7th Largest producer of cotton in India and ranks 2nd in raw silk production and Jute Mills. Textile industries are clustered in Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam, and Chittoor districts. The Brandix India Apparel City in Visakhapatnam offers an innovative 'fibre to store’ concept.

The State has two dedicated special economic zones for textiles in Visakhapatnam and Nellore. The State is now setting up a “Mega Textile Park” in Anantapur and Nellore districts under the Mega Investment Textile Parks (MITRA) scheme.

The Andhra Pradesh Med-tech Zone (AMTZ) in Visakhapatnam is working with the Ministry of Textiles to set up Textile Machinery Manufacturing Zones to build capabilities in manufacturing Technical Textiles in India.

Infrastructure and Urban Development in Andhra Pradesh

Infrastructure and Urban Development

Andhra Pradesh has 6 major ports, 6 airports, 123,334 km of road network, 2,660 km of the rail network and 888 km of the national waterways.

There are at present 3 industrial corridors, 3 proposed greenfield airports and 4 upcoming ports. The state has 25 operational special economic zones and several national investment and manufacturing zones. 

Food Processing

Agriculture and Food Processing

Andhra Pradesh ranks #1 in fish and shrimp production as well as in area and production of fruits and spices. 

Around 60% of the state's population is employed in agriculture and related activities, which makes Food Processing one of the major thrust areas for the state. Andhra Pradesh is ranked first in production of oil palm, cocoa, mango, acid lime, papaya and dried red chillies. The state is ranked second in production of tomato and sweet orange. 

Andhra Pradesh is the 6th largest producer of milk, producing 152.62 lakh MT of milk. The state produces 8.5 lakh MT of meat and is the foremost producer of eggs, with 2300 cr eggs produced in last year. The state is also a major producer of maize, groundnut and millets. Andhra Pradesh' share in seafood exports by value in the country is 36.11% and the state stands first in the production of shrimp with around two thirds of production share in the country.

Power and Energy

Power and Energy

Andhra Pradesh has a total installed capacity of around 25 GW, of which renewables is contributing 36%.

Andhra Pradesh ranks #1 in 'Energy Efficiency Implementation Readiness' index of the World Bank and has India's lowest transmission and distribution (T&D) losses. The State is home to the largest single location solar park in the world at Kurnool and has several solar, wind and hydropower projects coming up.


Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Home to 250+ APIs and Bulk Drug units and Asia’s first medical devices park, ‘Andhra Pradesh Med-tech Zone’

The pharmaceuticals sector in Andhra Pradesh contributes to 16% of India’s production value and 6% of national exports. With the operational pharma clusters at Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, and Nellore, the pharma value-chain in the state enables seamless forward and backward linkages for product development and clinical research.

The state is now setting up a new Bulk Drug Park at Kakinada to accommodate the influx of new industries and expansion into the APIs and incorporated the AP Environment Management Corp Ltd to make the waste management market more organized and enhance existing facilities to meet the future needs of pharma industries.


IT and Electronics

With 3 successful operational Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs), Andhra Pradesh contributes to 10% of India’s Electronics production

Marquee electronics brands in the state such as Foxconn, Xiaomi, Karbonn, Celkon manufacture over 3.5 million mobile phones every month. The abundant availability of water and power in the state provides a conducive ecosystem for manufacturing High-end electronics such as Semiconductors, Fabs, Display units, Energy Storage, Solar Cells, etc. The state is developing the new EMC at YSR Kopparthy in Kadapa district, the only cluster approved by the Govt of India under the EMC 2.0 scheme, which offers best-in-class infrastructure coupled with incentives upto 100% FCI to companies.

Andhra Pradesh has 3 dedicated special economic zones for the IT sector and 25 private and state-run incubation centres around Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Krishna, and Anantapur districts. The State also has an IT Park in the Guntur district.


Automobile and Auto-components

Home to largest FDI in recent times from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, with presence of 35 Large projects and 20,000+ MSMEs driving vendor ecosystem.

Kia Motors has set up its largest manufacturing unit in India in the Anantapur district with an annual capacity of 300,000 units. The state contributes to 10% of total automotive exports from India with the presence of leaders such as Apollo Tyres, Yokohoma Tyres, Isuzu Motors, Ashok Leyland, Bharat Forge, Hero Motors, Faurecia, Amara Raja group among others.

As one of the leading states to adopt Electric Mobility in the nation, the state’s attractive AP Electric Mobility Policy 2018-23 provides various fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for EV and components manufacturing, Charging, Generation & Refueling Infrastructure, Demand creation for EVs and R&D.

Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defence

Andhra Pradesh is home to the headquarters of Eastern Naval Command of India and main satellite launch station of ISRO.

Andhra Pradesh has upcoming naval shipbuilding facility, weapons integration facility and missile-testing facility in Visakhapatnam, West Godavari and Krishna districts. A world-class MRO facility and air cargo complex are also coming up as part of the aerotropolis being developed in Bhogapuram. The State is expected to attract $ 3.2 bn new investments by 2020.


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Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio


About 70% of the population of Andhra Pradesh is in the working age group of 15-59 years.

Andhra Pradesh, the 10th most populated state in India, is home to about 4.1% of the country's total population. The state's population of 49.4 mn is equivalent to the population of Spain.

Industrial Land Bank Portal

GIS - based map displaying available infrastructure for setting up business operations in the state.

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