India Imports  1957-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to India grew 18.1 percent from the previous year to USD 37.60 billion in September 2017, as purchases increased mainly for petroleum, crude & products (18.5 percent), electronic goods (40.9 percent), pearls, precious & semi-precious stones (56.9 percent), machinery electrical & nonelectrical (16.4 percent) and coal, coke & briquettes (48 percent). Considering April-September 2017-18, imports jumped 25.1 percent to USD 219.32 billion from USD 175.34 billion in the same period of the previous fiscal year. Imports in India averaged 7249.81 USD Million from 1957 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 45281.90 USD Million in May of 2011 and a record low of 117.40 USD Million in August of 1958.

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India Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -8984.29 -11640.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 28613.41 23818.83 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
Imports 37597.70 35462.79 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -14300.00 -3432.97 7360.00 -31857.18 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.70 -1.06 2.28 -4.80 percent [+]
External Debt 485800.00 471852.00 485800.00 96392.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 71.80 57.90 100.00 57.90 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 8.42 23.54 766.97 -271.47 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 8579.00 3409.00 8579.00 -60.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 10097.59 9533.93 12293.40 5999.10 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 724000.00 788000.00 1037000.00 129286.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 557.77 557.77 557.77 357.75 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 744.00 745.00 813.48 526.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.48 7.75 8.09 7.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 42.00 42.00 42.00 0.00 USD Million [+]

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India Imports

India is heavily dependent on crude oil imports, with petroleum crude accounting for about 34 percent of the total inward shipments. The country also imports: gold and silver (12 percent of the total imports), machinery (10 percent), electronic goods (7 percent) and pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (5 percent). India’s main import partners are China (10.7 percent of the total shipments), United Arab Emirates (8 percent), Saudi Arabia (7 percent), Switzerland (7 percent) and the United States (5 percent). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37597.70 35462.79 45281.90 117.40 1957 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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