Imports to India slumped 51.05 percent from a year earlier to USD 22.20 billion in May 2020, due to lower purchases of gold (-98.40 percent), petroleum, crude & products (-71.98 percent), coal, coke & briquettes (-44.93 percent), electronic goods (-40.32 percent) and machinery, electrical & non-electrical (-34.37 percent). Considering the first two months of the 2020-21 fiscal year, imports dropped 54.67 percent to USD 39.32 billion.

Imports in India averaged 8608.74 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. India Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

Imports in India is expected to be 29100.00 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 39800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Imports is projected to trend around 36200.00 USD Million in 2021 and 40100.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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India Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22200.00 17120.00 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 214.22 317.64 INR Billion Mar/20
United States 153.04 217.24 INR Billion Mar/20
United Arab Emirates 149.09 178.28 INR Billion Mar/20
Saudi Arabia 137.51 145.08 INR Billion Mar/20
Iraq 136.78 147.35 INR Billion Mar/20
Hong Kong 93.16 76.13 INR Billion Mar/20
Singapore 72.06 113.18 INR Billion Mar/20
Nigeria 66.57 49.72 INR Billion Mar/20
South Africa 65.84 45.58 INR Billion Mar/20
Indonesia 64.55 101.98 INR Billion Mar/20
Qatar 63.18 70.02 INR Billion Mar/20
Japan 62.30 71.40 INR Billion Mar/20
Switzerland 61.46 91.17 INR Billion Mar/20
Russia 58.13 24.05 INR Billion Mar/20
Australia 44.88 45.90 INR Billion Mar/20
Thailand 38.77 38.97 INR Billion Mar/20
Belgium 36.38 59.61 INR Billion Mar/20
Malaysia 35.76 58.14 INR Billion Mar/20
United Kingdom 26.56 35.55 INR Billion Mar/20
Taiwan 22.75 22.19 INR Billion Mar/20
India Imports by Category Last Previous
Non Pol Items 2365850.00 949879.00 INR Million May/20
Non Pol Items 1415971.80 949878.60 INR Million May/20
Petroleum Crude & Products 263.81 355.37 INR Billion May/20
Non Oil 31.10 337.76 USD Million May/20
Non Oil 18.64 12.46 USD Million May/20
Project Goods 10.90 4.10 INR Billion May/20
Oil 8.14 129.43 USD Million May/20
Oil 3.49 4.66 USD Million May/20
Cotton Raw & Waste 3.11 2.26 INR Billion May/20

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