Economic Trivia

India has the third largest economy in terms of PPP in the world.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): China, United States, and United Arab Emirates
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Precious Stones & Metals, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles; Chemicals; Food Processing; Steel

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $9,058,691,685,480 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.811% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $6,697 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 3/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 7.66% (2019)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $521,390,564,017 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.7% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.132% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 14.825% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($65,599,439,053) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 494,261,397 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 42.385% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 25.577% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 32.038% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 5.355% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $642,698,360,094 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $536,623,875,500 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 30.869% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $50,605,327,354 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $204,322,540,308 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, India’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank