India's major imports and exports

Last week we shared a chart that showed India's trade partners. Below is a chart that shows which commodities India exports and imports. It's no surprise that the largest baskets of imports contain oil and gold. What may come as a pleasant surprise is that India is not just an exporter of low value-added, agricultural commodities anymore. Cars, machinery, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals feature prominently among India's major exports apart from precious stones, metals, and minerals.