Imports to India jumped 7.6 percent year-on-year to USD 42.6 billion in December of 2020, the highest since May of 2019. Purchases increased mostly for pulses (245.15 percent); gold (81.82 percent); vegetable oil (43.50 percent); chemical material & products (41.51 percent). source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India

Imports in India averaged 8818.16 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 January 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
42600.00 33390.00 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 392.55 451.87 INR Billion Nov/20
United Arab Emirates 178.26 169.66 INR Billion Nov/20
United States 177.77 156.52 INR Billion Nov/20
Switzerland 115.69 97.97 INR Billion Nov/20
Saudi Arabia 100.73 102.80 INR Billion Nov/20
Hong Kong 86.40 108.64 INR Billion Nov/20
Indonesia 84.55 75.73 INR Billion Nov/20
Japan 77.10 64.69 INR Billion Nov/20
Singapore 76.40 95.75 INR Billion Nov/20
Iraq 74.86 71.84 INR Billion Nov/20
South Africa 58.80 43.42 INR Billion Nov/20
Malaysia 50.30 56.58 INR Billion Nov/20
Belgium 49.45 54.93 INR Billion Nov/20
Australia 46.07 55.48 INR Billion Nov/20
Thailand 40.01 34.53 INR Billion Nov/20
Qatar 39.84 56.71 INR Billion Nov/20
Nigeria 33.38 32.81 INR Billion Nov/20
Brazil 33.33 16.99 INR Billion Nov/20
United Kingdom 30.64 24.88 INR Billion Nov/20
Taiwan 28.10 24.41 INR Billion Nov/20
India Imports by Category Last Previous
Non Pol Items 15267724.00 12828340.00 INR Million Dec/20
Non Pol Items 2428588.80 2012840.98 INR Million Dec/20
Petroleum Crude & Products 707.23 465.36 INR Billion Dec/20
Non Oil 159.28 135.18 USD Million Nov/20
Oil 44.11 37.84 USD Million Nov/20
Non Oil 24.10 25.12 USD Million Nov/20
Oil 6.27 5.98 USD Million Nov/20
Project Goods 4.81 16.46 INR Billion Nov/20
Cotton Raw & Waste 1.40 1.90 INR Billion Nov/20

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