According to the Annual Survey of Industries (92-93). Tamil Nadu was the 3rd largest industrial state in the country. The gross output of its industrial sector was Rs.37,986 crores, accounting for 10.3% of the national output.
Its net value added of Rs.7,303 crores was also 10.3% of the national figure. Cotton textiles was prominent among the industry groups that contributed to this ranking. In terms of gross output value, cotton textiles increased from 18.8% of the national share (ranked 2) in 1982-83 to 32.2% (ranked 1) in 1992-93.
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