India Balance of Trade  1957-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade deficit in India narrowed 38.1 percent year-on-year to USD 7.67 billion in August of 2016 from a USD 12.4 billion gap a year earlier. Exports edged down 0.3 percent to USD 21.5 billion, mainly due to oil while non-petroleum sales which accounted for 88.7 percent of total exports rose 1.79 percent. Imports slumped 14.1 percent to USD 29.2 billion: oil purchases fell 8.47 percent and non-oil sales shrank 15.65 percent. Considering April to August, exports were down 3 percent while imports declined at a faster 15.9 percent, narrowing the trade deficit to USD 34.7 billion, from a USD 58.4 billion gap a year earlier. Balance of Trade in India averaged -2142.92 USD Million from 1957 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 258.90 USD Million in March of 1977 and a record low of -20210.90 USD Million in October of 2012. Balance of Trade in India is reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7674.14 -7761.40 258.90 -20210.90 1957 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
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India has been recording sustained trade deficits since 1980 mainly due to the high growth of imports, particularly of crude oil, gold and silver. In recent years, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Saudi Arab, Iraq, Switzerland and Kuwait. India records trade surpluses with US, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom. This page provides the latest reported value for - India Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. India Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-15 12:50 PM Jun $-8.12B $-6.3B $-6.5B $ -6.7B
2016-08-12 01:50 PM Jul $-7.76B $-8.12B $ -7.8B
2016-09-15 12:10 PM Aug $-7.7B $-7.76B $-6.9B $-7.9B
2016-10-15 12:30 PM Sep $-7.7B $ -6.5B
2016-11-16 12:30 PM Oct $ -6.9B
2016-12-15 12:30 PM Nov $ -6.8B

India Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -7674.14 -7761.40 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 21518.60 21689.60 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
Imports 29192.74 29451.00 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -300.00 -318.00 7360.00 -31857.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.25 -1.31 2.28 -4.82 percent [+]
External Debt 485614.00 479677.00 485614.00 96392.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 57.90 60.20 100.00 57.90 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 155.56 10.57 766.96 -271.46 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4739.00 3305.00 5670.00 -60.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 9686.59 8472.83 12293.40 5999.10 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 736000.00 550000.00 913000.00 129286.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 557.76 557.76 557.76 357.75 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 758.00 757.00 813.00 526.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.75 7.70 8.09 7.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 33.00 53.00 53.00 1.00 USD Million [+]




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Argentina 705.00 Aug/16
Armenia -134.20 Aug/16
Aruba -423.80 Jun/16
Australia -2410.00 Jul/16
Austria 130.00 Jun/16
Azerbaijan 621706.00 Mar/16
Bahamas -459.80 Mar/16
Bahrain 1513.00 Dec/15
Bangladesh -62.34 Jun/16
Barbados -254822.00 Dec/15
Belarus 32.40 Jul/16
Belgium 2544.10 Jul/16
Belize -132.80 Jul/16
Benin -191.61 Jun/16
Bhutan -26021.60 Dec/15
Bolivia -136.20 Apr/16
Bosnia and Herzegovina -526211.72 Jul/16
Botswana -175.90 Jul/16
Brazil 4140.00 Aug/16
Brunei 417.80 Jul/16
Bulgaria -29.90 Jul/16
Burkina Faso -49.00 Sep/14
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Cambodia -1748.30 May/16
Cameroon -1054.40 Dec/13
Canada -2487.90 Jul/16
Cape Verde -4499.80 Jul/16
Cayman Islands -746.00 Dec/15
Central African Republic -29.80 Jun/14
Chad 1166.10 Dec/11
Chile -274.00 Aug/16
China 520.49 Aug/16
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Comoros -73294.00 Dec/14
Congo 1001.80 Dec/14
Costa Rica -560.60 Aug/16
Croatia -4059.88 Jul/16
Cuba -9578.00 Dec/15
Cyprus -304347.00 Jul/16
Czech Republic 24445.00 Jul/16
Denmark 8796.60 Jul/16
Djibouti -168260.00 Dec/15
Dominican Republic -631.90 Mar/16
East Timor -39175.91 Jun/16
Ecuador 204425.00 Jul/16
Egypt -3518.00 Jul/16
El Salvador -339.98 Jul/16
Equatorial Guinea 2723.70 Dec/10
Eritrea -833.00 Dec/15
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Ethiopia -3601.70 Mar/16
Euro Area 25276.10 Jul/16
European Union 3763.70 Jul/16
Fiji -112192.00 Apr/16
Finland -245.00 Jul/16
France -4505.00 Jul/16
Gabon 3711.95 Dec/13
Gambia -2269.53 Dec/14
Georgia -493.40 Aug/16
Germany 19500.00 Jul/16
Ghana -712.40 Jun/16
Greece -1344.10 Jul/16
Guatemala -452.00 Jul/16
Guinea -308.73 Jun/16
Guinea Bissau -23.80 Dec/14
Guyana -13.70 Jun/16
Haiti -229.96 Jun/16
Honduras -403.60 Jun/16
Hong Kong -32096.00 Aug/16
Hungary 208000.00 Jul/16
Iceland -12700.00 Aug/16
India -7674.14 Aug/16
Indonesia 293.60 Aug/16
Iran 4258.00 Dec/15
Iraq 4397.00 Dec/15
Ireland 3526700.00 Jul/16
Israel -1899.30 Aug/16
Italy 7794.95 Jul/16
Ivory Coast 890.60 Dec/14
Jamaica -680800.00 Mar/16
Japan -18.71 Aug/16
Jordan -658173.00 Jun/16
Kazakhstan 1289.60 Jul/16
Kenya -79107.00 Jun/16
Kosovo -210544.00 Jul/16
Kuwait 402.00 Mar/16
Kyrgyzstan -291.40 Jun/16
Laos -594.89 Dec/15
Latvia -182.90 Jul/16
Lebanon -1258.95 Jun/16
Lesotho -3543.23 Mar/16
Liberia -99.90 May/16
Libya -17675.60 Dec/14
Liechtenstein 326579.00 Jun/16
Lithuania -178.60 Jul/16
Luxembourg -0.42 Jul/16
Macau -4867968.77 Jul/16
Macedonia -131493.00 Jul/16
Madagascar -306742.00 Jun/16
Malawi -31524.80 Sep/15
Malaysia 1907.37 Jul/16
Maldives -161.70 Jun/16
Mali -100.60 Mar/15
Malta -149432.00 Jul/16
Mauritania -79.64 Mar/16
Mauritius -8160.00 Jul/16
Mexico -1913.24 Aug/16
Moldova -148.40 Jul/16
Monaco -104.50 Jun/16
Mongolia 110.00 Aug/16
Montenegro -168082.00 Aug/16
Morocco -17306.00 Jul/16
Mozambique -1754.40 Dec/15
Myanmar -639.40 Dec/15
Namibia -6141.52 Mar/16
Nepal -77662.70 Mar/16
Netherlands 4821.00 Jul/16
New Caledonia -9890.65 Jun/16
New Zealand -1265.00 Aug/16
Nicaragua -223.90 Jun/16
Niger -286709.90 Mar/16
Nigeria -29398.00 Jun/16
North Korea -476.67 Dec/15
Norway 6763.00 Aug/16
Oman -45.20 Dec/15
Pakistan -279639.00 Aug/16
Palestine -310.20 Jul/16
Panama -918416.00 Jul/16
Papua New Guinea 3957.00 Dec/15
Paraguay -154825.00 Aug/17
Peru 484.00 Jul/16
Philippines -2053160.00 Jul/16
Poland -313.00 Jul/16
Portugal -557.44 Jul/16
Puerto Rico 2982.40 Jun/16
Qatar 6694.00 Jul/16
Republic of the Congo 4092.35 Dec/10
Romania -642.90 Jul/16
Russia 6490.00 Jul/16
Rwanda -142.60 May/16
Sao Tome and Principe -27.28 Jun/16
Saudi Arabia 16295.00 Mar/16
Senegal -159.34 Jul/16
Serbia -300.30 Jul/16
Seychelles -40.31 Jul/16
Sierra Leone -52.89 Jun/16
Singapore 5592.00 Aug/16
Slovakia 60.00 Jul/16
Slovenia 99.78 Jul/16
Somalia -1473.48 Dec/15
South Africa 5223.30 Jul/16
South Korea 5300.00 Aug/16
South Sudan -104.70 Dec/15
Spain -557800.00 Jul/16
Sri Lanka -542.00 Jul/16
Sudan -424613.00 Jun/16
Suriname 32.40 Jun/16
Swaziland 1217.38 Dec/15
Sweden -10300.00 Aug/16
Switzerland 3024.63 Aug/16
Syria 9394.50 Dec/10
Taiwan 3984.83 Aug/16
Tajikistan -142.90 Jul/16
Tanzania -207.80 Jun/16
Thailand 2130.00 Aug/16
Togo -68.29 Dec/14
Trinidad and Tobago 258.50 Dec/15
Tunisia -1397.20 Aug/16
Turkey -4787.97 Jul/16
Turkmenistan 2181.97 Dec/15
Uganda -175.50 Jul/16
Ukraine -264.80 Aug/16
United Arab Emirates 328300.00 Dec/15
United Kingdom -4502.00 Jul/16
United States -39474.00 Jul/16
Uruguay 207156.00 Jul/16
Uzbekistan 455.00 Dec/15
Venezuela -782.00 Sep/15
Vietnam -100.00 Sep/16
Yemen -2914.30 Dec/13
Zambia -473.90 Jul/16
Zimbabwe -322.86 Mar/16