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Top Indian Imports from the World
In 2018, India bought US$507.6 billion worth of imported products up by 10.5% since 2014 and up by 14.3% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Indian Imports from China

China's exports to India amounted to
$73.7 billion or 14.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $23.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $13.6 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $8.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.7 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $1.7 billion
  6. Fertilizers: $1.7 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  8. Vehicles: $1.6 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.4 billion
10. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
Top 10 Indian Imports from the US

America's exports to India amounted to
$32.6 billion or 6.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $7 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.7 billion
  3. Machinery: $4 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.7 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $928.5 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $887.6 million
10. Woodpulp: $772.3 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to India amounted to
$28.4 billion or 5.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $24.3 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  3. Fertilizers: $887.3 million
  4. Plastics: $769.3 million
  5. Aluminum: $284.7 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $172.7 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $131.6 million
  8. Copper: $125.4 million
  9. Ores, slag, ash: $53.2 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $48.2 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from the UAE

United Arab Emirates' exports to India amounted to $26.8 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $12.8 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $7.5 billion
  3. Plastics: $918.6 million
  4. Copper: $705.5 million
  5. Iron and steel: $697.2 million
  6. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $531 million
  7. Ships, boats: $487.8 million
  8. Aluminum: $478 million
  9. Machinery: $280.9 million
10. Organic chemicals: $270.9 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Iraq

Iraq's exports to India amounted to
$23.1 billion or 4.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $23 billion
  2. Fruits, nuts: $68 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $2.5 million
  4. Woodpulp: $1 million
  5. Wool: $367,000
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $351,000
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $162,000
  8. Machinery: $122,000
  9. Other chemical goods: $103,000
10. Aluminum: $72,000
Top 10 Indian Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to India amounted to
$18 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $15.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $389.9 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $277.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $267 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $232.7 million
  6. Clocks, watches: $152.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $141.3 million
  8. Copper: $139.9 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $139.6 million
10. Woodpulp: $108.7 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$16.4 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $2.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $900.9 million
  7. Vehicles: $712.6 million
  8. Zinc: $439.5 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $420.7 million
10. Ships, boats: $385.2 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to India amounted to
$16 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $7 billion
  2. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $3.8 billion
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $504.9 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $493.1 million
  5. Iron and steel: $454.3 million
  6. Rubber: $445.9 million
  7. Ships, boats: $334.2 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $278.7 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $243.9 million
10. Organic chemicals: $227.7 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Hong Kong

Hong Kong's exports to India amounted to
$15.9 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $6.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $197.9 million
  5. Plastics: $172.8 million
  6. Iron and steel: $138.3 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $126.9 million
  8. Clocks, watches: $122.1 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $92.7 million
10. Aluminum: $88.8 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Iran

Iran's exports to India amounted to
$14.8 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $13.3 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $518.4 million
  3. Fertilizers: $371 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $262.8 million
  5. Fruits, nuts: $114.5 million
  6. Plastics: $74.9 million
  7. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $48.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $18.7 million
  9. Glass: $7.5 million
10. Raw hides excluding furskins: $7 million
Top 10 Indian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to India amounted to
$14.3 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.9 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  6. Ships, boats: $746.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $724.4 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $512.6 million
  9. Iron and steel: $406.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $306.3 million
Fastest-Growing Indian Imports 2018
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