|ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012 announced|
|Second edition of ECGC – D&B ‘India’s Leading Exporters 2012’ also released|
|Mumbai, November 26, 2012
Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight, in association with Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd (ECGC) today announced the ‘ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012’ to recognize the contribution of the Exporters to the Indian economy.
The occasion also marked the launch of the second edition of the premier publication ‘India’s Leading Exporters 2012’, which profiles the award winners of Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012. Additionally, it provides an overview of the Indian export sector and trends in specific sectors. The publication also carries the findings of a primary research study conducted by D&B covering nearly 400 exporting firms whose exports aggregate to nearly Rs 80,000 crores. Based on the responses of these companies, the publication provides detailed findings about ownership structure, export and financial performance, export destinations, funding preferences, risk management practices and R&D investments.
Delivering the welcome address, Shri. Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO – India, Dun & Bradstreet said, “Exports are a vital cog in our growth engine without which we cannot achieve our aspirations of 9% GDP growth in today’s increasingly integrated global economy. The Government of India has continuously emphasised the role of exports in the country’s economy. Dun & Bradstreet & Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) have partnered for several decades to serve the Indian exporter community, supporting them in their endeavours and helped them grow. The ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards are a manifestation of this commitment from these two organizations, towards growing India’s share in global trade.”
“Our publication, India’s Leading Exporters 2012, released in conjunction with the awards, reveals that the export revenue of the 400 respondents (in INR terms) grew by 32% over FY 11. The contribution of export revenue to aggregate total income of these companies also increased from approximately 23% in FY 11 to 28% in FY 12. Another interesting aspect of the study shows that exporters are focusing on innovation as indicated by 32% growth in Research & Development expenditure during the year”, added Mr. Sampat.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Shri N Shankar, Chairman cum Managing Director, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd, said, “ECGC with its 55 branches offers a wide range of credit insurance products to Indian exporters to cover the default risk of overseas importers and to banks operating in India to cover the default risk of Indian exporters. There is a compulsion in the current scenario of high current account deficit to reduce the trade gap and ECGC re-dedicates itself to play its role by updating its underwriting techniques, country risk rating model and improved IT system. The Corporation intends to build its capacity to underwrite risk through increase in capital and robust Risk Management System.”
The Corporation is unique among its peers in international arena in that unlike other credit insurers, it offers insurance covers to lending banks, extends covers to sectors such as Gems & Jewellery and covers even repudiation risk of overseas buyers”, he added.
The publication India’s Leading Exporters’ was released by Shri S R Rao, IAS, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India at an event which was attended by dignitaries from Government of India, financial institutions, industry bodies, export houses, corporates, banks etc.
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Winners of ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012:
About India’s Leading Exporters 2012:
The publication profiles the award winners and runner-ups of Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012. Additionally, it provides an overview of the Indian export sector and trends in specific sectors. The nomination details of 368 companies that provided complete detailed information has been collated and aggregated to arrive at key trends of these leading exporters. Some of the key highlights derived from this analysis are mentioned below:
The first of half of the year FY13 has been challenging for Indian exporters with cumulative exports from Apr-Oct 2012 declining by 6.1% over the corresponding period in US dollar terms. However, we are confident that the Indian exporters will be able to reverse this trend in the coming months and achieve the USD 500 billion merchandise trade target in the coming few years.
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