The Industry and Commerce Ministry has projected exports from 63 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) operational since February 2006 to be about Rs. 21,631 crore (USD 5 billion) out of an investment of Rs. 13,435 crore (USD 3 billion). Highlighting the export potential of SEZs, the ministry projected a 201 per cent rise in export earning from all SEZs valued at Rs. 67,299 crore (USD 15.29 billion).
Of these, seven are owned by the government which could account for more than 33 per cent of exports. Before the creation of the SEZ Act in February 2006, 12 special zones were established and these are growing at 532 per cent valued at Rs. 20,117 crore.