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Top Indian Imports from the World
In 2015, India bought US$390.7 billion worth of imported products down by -15.5% since 2011 and down by -14.9% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Indian Imports from China

China's exports to India amounted to
$61.5 billion or 15.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $19.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.6 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $6.2 billion
  4. Fertilizers: $3.5 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $2.4 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.6 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  8. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
  9. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $912.1 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to India amounted to
$21.4 billion or 5.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $16.4 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  3. Plastics: $954.2 million
  4. Fertilizers: $729.9 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $631.4 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $542.9 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $199.5 million
  8. Aluminum: $193.6 million
  9. Copper: $142.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $95.3 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to India amounted to
$21.1 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $19.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $451.7 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $198.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $164 million
  5. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $153 million
  6. Clocks and watches: $148.8 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $125.3 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $113.1 million
  9. Paper: $78.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $48.9 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from the US

America's exports to India amounted to
$20.5 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $3.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Oil: $1.3 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.1 billion
  7. Plastics: $815.9 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $799.4 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $769.1 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $684.7 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates exports to India amounted to $20.3 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $8.5 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $8.2 billion
  3. Plastics: $633.8 million
  4. Copper: $553.4 million
  5. Iron and steel: $460.3 million
  6. Aluminum: $396.9 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $269.2 million
  8. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $220.7 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $164.5 million
10. Ships, boats: $115.2 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to India amounted to
$13.9 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $5.6 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $3.7 billion
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $756.4 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $479.8 million
  5. Ships, boats: $466.9 million
  6. Rubber: $342.1 million
  7. Iron and steel: $222.9 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $197.6 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $188.8 million
10. Electronic equipment: $158.7 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$13.1 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.3 billion
  5. Oil: $675 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $631.7 million
  7. Vehicles: $627.5 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $349.9 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $337.1 million
10. Rubber: $322.1 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to India amounted to
$11.8 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $962.4 million
  4. Vehicles: $879.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $649.5 million
  6. Plastics: $640.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $327.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $326.9 million
  9. Iron and steel: $300.2 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $215.7 million
Top 7 Indian Imports from Iraq

Iraq's exports to India amounted to
$11.3 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $11.3 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $51.6 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $7.5 million
  4. Wool: $1.9 million
  5. Machinery: $464,000
  6. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $3,000
  7. Electronic equipment: $1,000
Top 10 Indian Imports from Nigeria

Nigeria's exports to India amounted to
$10.2 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $10 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $54.1 million
  3. Aluminum: $47.5 million
  4. Raw hides excluding furskins: $19.7 million
  5. Coffee, tea and spices: $9.9 million
  6. Lead: $8.6 million
  7. Oil seed: $4.6 million
  8. Wood: $4.6 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $3.6 million
10. Copper: $3.5 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Qatar

Qatar's exports to India amounted to
$9.7 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $8.6 billion
  2. Plastics: $330.2 million
  3. Inorganic chemicals: $240.4 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $197.5 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $86.6 million
  6. Aluminum: $80.2 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $79.7 million
  8. Fertilizers: $23.3 million
  9. Copper: $21.3 million
10. Ships, boats: $18.9 million
Fastest-Growing Indian Imports 2015
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