Exporting to India

India is an attractive market for Australian exporters due to:

  • a fast growing and increasingly affluent consumer market
  • a transforming economy that offers fast-growing opportunities for Australian businesses
  • an appetite for Australia’s premium products and services.

India is a significant and influential global player. It has become the world’s third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity.  

Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA)

The AI-ECTA is in force from 29 December 2022. It will deliver new market access opportunities for Australian businesses and consumers. Learn how Australian exporters are taking advantage of the AI-ECTA.

Outlook for growth

India’s economy is on track to grow strongly as it rebounds from COVID-19 impacts.

A few highlights:

Increasing two-way trade and investment

Key initiatives:

Ease of doing business

Exporting and importing has become easier for the fourth consecutive year. India has moved up 14 places to rank 63rd among 190 countries for ease of doing business. (Source: World Bank, Ease of doing business index, accessed March 2021).

The India Economic Strategy report provides snapshots of each of India’s 29 states and opportunities for Australian goods and services.

Read about doing business in India.

Success stories

Many Australian businesses from different industries are finding success in India.

Read about their success stories in this market.

Austrade’s dedicated team in India

Austrade’s dedicated team in India can help you understand, enter and succeed in this market.

Contact Austrade online or call 13 28 78.


  • Total exports A$18.65 billion
  • Merchandise exports A$110.93 billion
  • Services exports A$7.72 billion
  • Capital New Delhi
  • Official languages Hindi, English
  • Area 2,973,190 sq km
  • Population 1,334.2 million


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Information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with India and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to India. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

» read more at DFAT

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Free Trade Agreements

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