Fastest-Growing Indian Export Products

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Five of India’s fastest-growing export product categories posted gains exceeding 500% from 2011 to 2015.

The average change for all Indian export products was a -12.3% decline over that 5-year timeframe.

Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends as opposed to uncovering more targeted opportunities at the 6, 8 or 10-digit code level.

Fastest-Growing Indian Export Products

Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing export products from India. Also shown is the percentage increase in a product category’s exports for the 5-year period ending in 2015.

  1. Nickel: Up by 1,793% (US$751.1 million)
  2. Umbrellas and walking-sticks: Up by 1,186% ($18.5 million)
  3. Woodpulp: Up by 977% ($10.9 million)
  4. Tin: Up by 564.2% ($47.8 million)
  5. Cocoa: Up by 507.6% ($179.9 million)
  6. Arms and ammunition: Up by 327.7% ($120.8 million)
  7. Plaiting products, basketwork: Up by 294.2% ($5.9 million)
  8. Ceramic products: Up by 146% ($895 million)
  9. Furskins, artificial fur: Up by 121.1% ($2.8 million)
  10. Milling products including wheat flour, starches: Up by 118% ($295.9 million)

Unrefined nickel and nickel articles were the strongest factors pacing nickel to its number one position as the fastest-growing India product export category.

India exporters also posted accelerating international sales of walking-sticks.

Bombs, grenades, ammunition and weaponry parts were the major components increasing export sales for the arms and ammunition category.

See also India’s Top 10 Major Export Companies, India’s Top Import Partners, India’s Top 10 Exports and Highest Value India Export Products

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 9, 2016

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, Accessed on August 9, 2016