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Top Indian Imports from the World
In 2017, India bought US$444.1 billion worth of imported products down by -4.7% since 2013 and up by 24.5% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Indian Imports from China

China's exports to India amounted to
$72 billion or 16.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $27.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $12.8 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $6.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.1 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $1.4 billion
  8. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.2 billion
10. Fertilizers: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Indian Imports from the US

America's exports to India amounted to
$24.1 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.3 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $2.8 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.1 billion
  8. Plastics: $980.6 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $852.6 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $774.5 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to India amounted to $23.1 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $10 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $705.2 million
  4. Copper: $555.8 million
  5. Aluminum: $382.3 million
  6. Iron and steel: $376.6 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $359.6 million
  8. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $253.5 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $170.2 million
10. Ships, boats: $99 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to India amounted to
$21.1 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $16.8 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.7 billion
  3. Plastics: $957 million
  4. Fertilizers: $465.1 million
  5. Aluminum: $270.5 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $176.9 million
  7. Copper: $146.9 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $111.2 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $107.4 million
10. Woodpulp: $49.1 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to India amounted to
$20.4 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $18.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $382.3 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $228.4 million
  4. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $181.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $167.3 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $150.4 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $128 million
  8. Clocks, watches: $123.5 million
  9. Paper: $74.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $52.6 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to India amounted to
$16.2 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.1 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $5.2 billion
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $820.4 million
  4. Rubber: $490.3 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $420.2 million
  6. Iron and steel: $288.8 million
  7. Paper: $249.6 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $229.2 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $191.3 million
10. Copper: $191.1 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$16.1 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $2.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.5 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $945.9 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $878.1 million
  8. Vehicles: $725.4 million
  9. Ships, boats: $615 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $351.8 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Iraq

Iraq's exports to India amounted to
$15.3 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $15.2 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $59 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $7.5 million
  4. Wool: $736,000
  5. Vegetables: $527,000
  6. Machinery: $192,000
  7. Other chemical goods: $42,000
  8. Woodpulp: $33,000
  9. Cereals: $30,000
10. Modified starches, enzymes: $25,000
Top 10 Indian Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to India amounted to
$14.3 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9 billion
  2. Vegetables: $1.4 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $751.6 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $615.2 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $608.9 million
  6. Cereals: $492.1 million
  7. Aluminum: $205.4 million
  8. Wool: $181.4 million
  9. Cotton: $141.2 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $133.8 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to India amounted to
$12.7 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $818.6 million
  5. Plastics: $723.5 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $595.8 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $438.3 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $322.7 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $314.5 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $227.6 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Iran

Iran's exports to India amounted to
$11.1 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.4 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $453.4 million
  3. Fertilizers: $386.1 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $268.1 million
  5. Plastics: $220 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $152.2 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $52.9 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $45.9 million
  9. Iron and steel: $18.4 million
10. Glass: $18.4 million
Fastest-Growing Indian Imports 2017
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis