Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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India | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2015 - 2017

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2015 2016 2017
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES India World Exports Value (US$) 264 381 003 631.00 260 326 912 335.00 294 364 490 162.00
Imports Value (US$) 390 744 731 405.00 356 704 792 107.00 444 052 353 836.00

The value of total exports from India totalled $ 294 billion in 2017. Merchandise exports from India increased by 13% compared to 2016. goods exports grew up by $ 34 billion in 2017 (merchandise exports from India amounted to $260 billion in 2016)

India's exports 2017 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from India in 2017:

  • USA with a share of 15.6% (46 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 9.72% (28 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 5.1% (15 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 4.24% (12.4 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 3.92% (11.5 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.04% (8.95 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.79% (8.23 billion US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 2.75% (8.11 billion US$)
  • Bangladesh with a share of 2.44% (7.21 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 2.11% (6.21 billion US$)

Exports structure from India in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13.9% (41 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 12.1% (35 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 5.65% (16.6 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.5% (16.2 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.6% (13.5 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 4.37% (12.8 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.97% (11.7 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.05% (8.99 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 2.98% (8.78 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.83% (8.34 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did India export in 2017?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from India in 2017:

  • 11.8% ($34 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 8.37% ($24 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 4.33% ($12.7 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 3.91% ($11.5 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.4% ($7.07 billion): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.23% ($6.58 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.59% ($4.68 billion): 0306 - Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
  • 1.5% ($4.43 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.33% ($3.93 billion): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 1.17% ($3.46 billion): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.

The value of total imports to India totalled $ 444 billion in 2017. Merchandise imports to India increased by 24% compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 87 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to India was equal to $356 billion in 2016)

India's imports 2017 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of India in 2017:

  • China with a share of 16.1% (71 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 5.42% (24 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.2% (23 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 4.74% (21 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 4.59% (20 billion US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.65% (16.2 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 3.62% (16 billion US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 3.44% (15.3 billion US$)
  • Australia with a share of 3.23% (14.3 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.85% (12.6 billion US$)

Imports structure to India in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 27% (123 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 16.7% (74 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 10.4% (46 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.16% (36 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.04% (17.9 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.93% (13 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.67% (11.8 billion US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.24% (9.95 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.92% (8.55 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.32% (5.87 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash

What did India import in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to India in 2017:

  • 18.4% ($82 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 8.14% ($36 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 6.13% ($27 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 4.52% ($20 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 2.94% ($13 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.86% ($12.7 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 1.99% ($8.86 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.52% ($6.76 billion): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.44% ($6.42 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.14% ($5.07 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.

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India | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2015 - 2017