Imports to India edged down 0.8 percent year-on-year to USD 41.14 billion in January of 2020, the 8th straight drop, mainly due to purchases of gold (-31.5 percent, as local prices of gold neared record highs in January, which prompted buyers to curtail purchases), coal, coke and briquettes (-24.4 percent), chemicals (-12%), pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (-6.2 percent) and electronic goods (-4.7 percent). India Imports - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Imports in India averaged 8509.61 USD Million from 1957 until 2020, 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. source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

Imports in India is expected to be 42600.00 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 44400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Imports is projected to trend around 45100.00 USD Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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India Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
41140.00 38610.00 45730.00 117.40 1957 - 2020 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 356.77 366.35 INR Billion Dec/19
United Arab Emirates 220.69 194.79 INR Billion Dec/19
United States 182.88 198.77 INR Billion Dec/19
Saudi Arabia 157.32 188.13 INR Billion Dec/19
Indonesia 146.88 97.67 INR Billion Dec/19
Iraq 114.49 146.57 INR Billion Dec/19
Hong Kong 101.84 101.00 INR Billion Dec/19
Singapore 77.97 71.06 INR Billion Dec/19
Switzerland 77.23 103.73 INR Billion Dec/19
Belgium 71.61 52.69 INR Billion Dec/19
Japan 68.76 70.78 INR Billion Dec/19
Qatar 64.94 47.52 INR Billion Dec/19
Malaysia 59.89 51.96 INR Billion Dec/19
Australia 47.42 54.00 INR Billion Dec/19
Nigeria 39.75 78.51 INR Billion Dec/19
South Africa 38.54 42.79 INR Billion Dec/19
Russia 38.42 34.31 INR Billion Dec/19
Thailand 35.91 34.92 INR Billion Dec/19
United Kingdom 35.44 32.26 INR Billion Dec/19
Canada 27.41 24.57 INR Billion Dec/19
India Imports by Category Last Previous
Non Pol Items 18413363.00 16696090.00 INR Million Dec/19
Non Pol Items 1987469.50 1932349.30 INR Million Dec/19
Petroleum Crude & Products 761.37 790.38 INR Billion Dec/19
Non Oil 289.87 261.70 USD Million Jan/20
Oil 108.66 95.69 USD Million Jan/20
Non Oil 28.17 27.92 USD Million Jan/20
Oil 12.97 10.69 USD Million Jan/20
Project Goods 7.84 9.85 INR Billion Dec/19
Cotton Raw & Waste 3.02 5.15 INR Billion Dec/19

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