Year: 2021 | Month: December | Volume 66 | Issue 4

Export Competitiveness of Dry Onion with Reference to India

Sonali Katoch Rakesh Singh


The purpose of the study is to examine the export competitiveness of onion with reference to India. In India, exports are allowed only after domestic requirements are met, due to which there arise year-to-year export fluctuations. Revealed Comparative Advantage Index (RCA) and Comparative Export Performance Index (CEP) are used to examine export competitiveness. The study reveals that India has comparative advantage in export of onion as compared to other major exporting nations followed by The Netherlands and Egypt. The performance index of India shows rise of Indian onion in world market, as the value of CEP index is decreasing for other exporting nations.


  • The RCA index indicates that Indian onion holds a potential position in international trade.
  • The CEP index indicates rise of Indian onion export compared to other nations (for period: 2008-2019).

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