Imports to India increased 4.3% year-on-year to USD 43.17 billion in November of 2018, boosted by purchases of petroleum and crude (41.3%); electronic goods (0.3%); machinery, electrical and non-electrical (7.7%); coal, coke and briquettes (12.5%); and chemicals (10.8%). Gold purchases declined 15.6 percent. Imports in India averaged 7909.67 USD Million from 1957 until 2018, 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.

Imports in India is expected to be 44400.00 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 43209.38 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Imports is projected to trend around 43000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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India Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -16670.00 -17130.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account -19100.00 -15807.13 7360.00 -31857.18 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.90 -0.60 2.30 -4.80 percent [+]
Imports 43170.00 44110.00 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Exports 26500.00 26980.00 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
External Debt 514395.00 529673.00 529673.00 96392.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 73.30 71.10 100.00 57.90 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -21.31 17.43 766.97 -271.47 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1898.00 1981.00 8579.00 -1336.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 14468.42 12638.86 14468.42 5999.10 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 881763.00 719121.00 1176000.00 129286.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 573.10 560.30 573.10 357.75 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 701.00 697.00 813.00 526.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.53 7.48 8.09 7.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 56.00 42.00 56.00 0.00 USD Million [+]

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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). 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43170.00 44110.00 45281.90 117.40 1957 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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