Kerala's Industrial Sector
The manufacturing sector in Kerala is relatively small in size. The manufacturing sector accounted for a share of only 12.8 per cent of Kerala's GSVA (at constant 2011-12 prices) and 11.8 per cent of total employment in the State in 2017-18.1 In comparison, the manufacturing sector accounted for 18.0 per cent of India's and 29.3 per cent of China's GDP in 2017. 
A Revival in Manufacturing in Kerala
At the same time, it needs to be highlighted that there has been a steady increase in the size of Kerala's manufacturing sector, in value terms, especially so over the last four years. The share of manufacturing in Kerala's GSVA increased from 9.8 per cent in 2014-15 to 13.2 per cent in 2018-19.
New Opportunities in Modern Industries
Another positive aspect is the emergence of a few new modern industries in the State. The number of workers engaged in the manufacture of electronic components in Kerala rose from 2930 only in 2012-13 to 10263 by 2016-17.Workers engaged in the manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies increased from 1023 only in 2012-13 to 3207 in 2016-17.
Manufacturing Sector in Kerala
As per quick estimates of Kerala's Gross State Value Added (GSVA) for 2018-19 by Department of Economics and Statistics, the manufacturing sector of Kerala grew at 11.2 per cent at constant prices (2011-12) in 2018-19 compared to 3.7 per cent in the previous year. The shares of manufacturing sector to GSVA in Kerala at constant and current prices in 2018-19 were 13.2 per cent and 10.8 per cent respectively.
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Source : Economic Review 2019