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Top Indian Imports from the World
In 2016, India bought US$356.7 billion worth of imported products down by -27.1% since 2012 and down by -8.7% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Indian Imports from China

China's exports to India amounted to
$60.5 billion or 17% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $20.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.7 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $5.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  5. Ships, boats: $1.8 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  7. Fertilizers: $1.5 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  9. Iron or steel products: $1.2 billion
10. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
Top 10 Indian Imports from the US

America's exports to India amounted to
$20.4 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.4 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  7. Plastics: $900.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $864.7 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $759.5 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $645 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates exports to India amounted to $19.2 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.1 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $7.7 billion
  3. Plastics: $650.5 million
  4. Copper: $526.3 million
  5. Aluminum: $333.3 million
  6. Iron and steel: $294.5 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $293.2 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $283.6 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $199 million
10. Ships, boats: $127.3 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to India amounted to
$18.5 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $13.9 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  3. Plastics: $841.7 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $501.7 million
  5. Fertilizers: $419.3 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $355.3 million
  7. Aluminum: $192.5 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $175.5 million
  9. Copper: $111 million
10. Other chemical goods: $96.7 
Top 10 Indian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to India amounted to
$14.9 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $13.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $425 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $191.9 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $134.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $134 million
  6. Cereals: $119.7 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $104.5 million
  8. Paper: $104.3 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $93.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $61.2 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$12.2 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  5. Vehicles: $678.3 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $666.2 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $636.2 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $370.4 million
  9. Zinc: $334.3 million
10. Paper: $305.9 
Top 10 Indian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to India amounted to
$12.2 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.7 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $3.7 billion
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $580.3 million
  4. Rubber: $336.1 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $304.8 million
  6. Ships, boats: $268 million
  7. Iron and steel: $203.7 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $168 million
  9. Paper: $153.6 million
10. Machinery: $129.8 
Top 10 Indian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to India amounted to
$11.5 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $732.6 million
  5. Plastics: $634 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $563.6 million
  7. Live trees and plants: $422.9 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $365.3 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $299.1 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $248.6 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Iraq

Iraq's exports to India amounted to
$10 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.9 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $55.6 million
  3. Fertilizers: $10.8 million
  4. Raw hides excluding furskins:$7 million
  5. Wool: $1.3 million
  6. Machinery: $71000
  7. Electronic equipment: $41,000
  8. Live trees and plants: $11,000
  9. Books, newspapers, pictures: $3,000
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $3,000
Top 10 Indian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to India amounted to
$9.8 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $974.8 million
  4. Plastics: $665.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $638.3 million
  6. Vehicles: $547.2 million
  7. Ships, boats: $516.3 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $373.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $365 million
10. Rubber: $235.6 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to India amounted to
$8.7 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.3 billion
  2. Vegetables: $649.6 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $543.7 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $393.8 million
  5. Cotton: $287.4 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $273.5 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $165.7 million
  8. Wool: $162.8 million
  9. Aluminum: $147.1 million
10. Lead: $91.7 million
Fastest-Growing Indian Imports 2016
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