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 | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2016 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES India World Exports Value (US$) 260 326 912 335.00 294 364 490 162.00 322 492 099 897.00
Imports Value (US$) 356 704 792 107.00 444 052 353 836.00 507 615 733 027.00

The value of total merchandise exports from India totalled $ 322 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from India increased by 9.55% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 28 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from India amounted to $294 billion in 2017)

India's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from India in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 16% (51 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.84% (28 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 5.07% (16.3 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 4.07% (13.1 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 3.24% (10.4 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.02% (9.74 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.77% (8.95 billion US$)
  • Bangladesh with a share of 2.71% (8.74 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.68% (8.65 billion US$)
  • Nepal with a share of 2.26% (7.3 billion US$)

Exports structure from India in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 15% (48 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12.1% (39 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 6.33% (20 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.65% (18.2 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.51% (17.7 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 4.43% (14.3 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.66% (11.8 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.08% (9.94 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.5% (8.09 billion US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 2.5% (8.06 billion US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

What did India export in 2018?

India's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 14.5% ($47 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.
  • 7.93% ($25 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 3.96% ($12.7 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.
  • 3.84% ($12.4 billion): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 2.27% ($7.34 billion): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.22% ($7.17 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% ($5.12 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.36% ($4.41 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.
  • 1.33% ($4.31 billion): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.
  • 1.19% ($3.83 billion): 5205 - Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.

The value of total merchandise imports to India totalled $ 507 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to India increased by 14.3% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 63 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to India was equal to $444 billion in 2017)

India's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of India in 2018:

  • China with a share of 14.5% (73 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.44% (32 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.6% (28 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.3% (26 billion US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 4.53% (23 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 3.55% (18 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 3.22% (16.3 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 3.16% (16 billion US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.16% (16 billion US$)
  • Iran with a share of 2.9% (14.7 billion US$)

Imports structure to India in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 33% (168 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12.7% (64 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 10.2% (51 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.57% (43 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.44% (22 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 2.99% (15.2 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.36% (12 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.99% (10.1 billion US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 1.89% (9.59 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.43% (7.26 billion US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes

What did India import in 2018?

India's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 22% ($114 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 6.25% ($31 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.23% ($26 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 4.84% ($24 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 3.74% ($19 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.11% ($10.7 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.
  • 1.89% ($9.6 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.
  • 1.45% ($7.36 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 1.45% ($7.36 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.
  • 1.11% ($5.67 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.

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India | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2016 - 2018