The following product groups represent the highest dollar value in India’s import purchases during 2017. Also shown is the percentage share each product category represents in terms of overall imports into India.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: US$123 billion (27.7% of total imports)
  2. Gems, precious metals: $74.4 billion (16.7%)
  3. Electrical machinery, equipment: $46.9 billion (10.6%)
  4. Machinery including computers: $36 billion (8.1%)
  5. Organic chemicals: $18 billion (4%)
  6. Plastics, plastic articles: $13 billion (2.9%)
  7. Animal/vegetable fats, oils, waxes: $11.9 billion (2.7%)
  8. Iron, steel: $10 billion (2.2%)
  9. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $8.4 billion (1.9%)
  10. Ores, slag, ash: $5.9 billion (1.3%)

Note that the results listed above are at the categorized two-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) code level. For a more detailed view of imported goods at the four-digit HTS code level, see the section Searchable List of India’s Most Valuable Import Products further down near the bottom of this article or under the adjacent product folder tabs.

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