List of the largest trading partners of India
According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the fifteen largest trading partners of India represent 59.37% of total trade by India in the financial year 2015-2016. These figures include trade in goods and commodities, but do not include services or foreign direct investment.
The two largest goods traded by India are Mineral fuels (refined / unrefined) and gold (finished gold ware or gold metal). In the year 2013-14, mineral fuels (HS code 27) are the largest traded item with 181.383 billion US$ worth imports and 64.685 billion US$ worth re-exports after refining. In the year 2013-14, gold and its finished items (HS code 71) are the second largest traded item with 58.465 billion US$ worth imports and 41.692 billion US$ worth re-exports after value addition. These two goods are constituting 53% total imports, 34% total exports and nearly 100% of total trade deficit (136 billion US$) of India in the financial year 2013-14. The services trade (exports and imports) are not part of commodities trade. The trade surplus in services trade is US$ 73 billions in the year 2013-14.
- 1Largest trading partners
- 2Countries of which India is the largest trading partner
- 3Export partners
- 4Import partners
- 5See also
Largest trading partners
India’s largest trade partners with their total trade (sum of imports and exports) in millions of US dollars for financial year 2014–15 were as follows:
|Rank||Country||Exports||Imports||Total Trade||Trade Balance|
|3||United Arab Emirates||33,028.08||26,139.91||59,167.99||6,888.17|
Countries of which India is the largest trading partner
India is the primary export or import partner of several countries. The percentages on these tables are based on 2014 data as shown on the CIA World Factbook.
India exports approximately 7500 commodities to about 190 countries. India exported US$ 264 billion worth of commodities in 2015.The following table shows India’s 11 largest destinations for exports:
|Rank||Country||Value (US$ billion)||Share of overall exports|
|2||United Arab Emirates||30.3||11.5%|
India imports around 6000 commodities from 140 countries. India imported $390.7 billion worth of commodities in 2015, down by 15% from the previous year. The following table shows India’s 11 largest sources of imports:
|Rank||Country||Value (US$ billion)||Share of overall imports|
|5||United Arab Emirates||20.3||5.2%|
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