Imports to India increased 2.03 percent year-on-year to USD 41.99 billion in January 2021, mainly due to purchases of gold (154.70 percent). On the other hand, imports were down for oil (27.72 percent), transport equipment (-25.26 percent), and fertilizers, crude & manufactured (-11.57 percent). Considering April-January of 2020-21 fiscal year, imports tumbled 25.92 percent year-on-year to USD 300.26 billion. source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

Imports in India averaged 8861.29 USD Million from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 45730 USD Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 117.40 USD Million in August of 1958. This page provides the latest reported value for - India Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. India Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on February of 2021.

Imports in India is expected to be 35800.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in India to stand at 37200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Imports is projected to trend around 40100.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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India Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
41990.00 42590.00 45730.00 117.40 1957 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
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India Imports
India main imports are: mineral fuels, oils and waxes and bituminous substances (27 percent of total imports); pearls, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry (14 percent); electrical machinery and equipment (10 percent); nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances (8 percent); and organic chemicals (4 percent). India’s major import partners are: China (16 percent of total imports), the United States (6 percent), United Arab Emirates (6 percent), Saudi Arabia (5 percent) and Switzerland (5 percent).
India Imports by Country Last Previous
China 481.61 392.55 INR Billion Dec/20
United Arab Emirates 236.11 178.26 INR Billion Dec/20
Switzerland 183.78 115.69 INR Billion Dec/20
United States 182.82 177.77 INR Billion Dec/20
Saudi Arabia 151.91 100.73 INR Billion Dec/20
Iraq 142.17 74.86 INR Billion Dec/20
South Africa 104.80 58.80 INR Billion Dec/20
Singapore 97.77 76.40 INR Billion Dec/20
Indonesia 95.84 84.55 INR Billion Dec/20
Hong Kong 94.99 86.40 INR Billion Dec/20
Japan 89.78 77.10 INR Billion Dec/20
Malaysia 66.19 50.30 INR Billion Dec/20
Belgium 64.67 49.45 INR Billion Dec/20
Qatar 61.95 39.84 INR Billion Dec/20
Australia 59.30 46.07 INR Billion Dec/20
Nigeria 45.08 33.38 INR Billion Dec/20
Russia 44.85 19.06 INR Billion Dec/20
Thailand 37.48 40.01 INR Billion Dec/20
Brazil 35.72 33.33 INR Billion Dec/20
Italy 32.60 23.12 INR Billion Dec/20
India Imports by Category Last Previous
Non Pol Items 17664540.00 15267724.00 INR Million Jan/21
Non Pol Items 2382635.35 2428588.80 INR Million Jan/21
Petroleum Crude & Products 687.23 707.23 INR Billion Jan/21
Non Oil 237.16 204.58 USD Million Jan/21
Oil 63.09 53.69 USD Million Jan/21
Non Oil 32.58 33.00 USD Million Jan/21
Project Goods 11.81 9.35 INR Billion Jan/21
Oil 9.40 9.58 USD Million Jan/21
Cotton Raw & Waste 3.90 2.24 INR Billion Jan/21

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