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7.4%
Expected growth in 2020

US$ 1,083.32mn

Bilateral trade value in 2020-2021

60,000
Overseas Indians living in Bhutan

Hydropower projects

providing inexpensive, clean electricity to India, and generating export revenue

Tourism

potential through its pristine, untouched environment and their Gross National Happiness philosophy as an attraction

Agriculture

FDI in organic farming, poultry and dairy farming, floriculture and biotech

Construction

is booming due to rapid urbanization, particularly around Thimphu and Bhutan's hydropower projects

India's Exports and Imports to Bhutan

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 333.94 468.95 509.28 546.12 657.33
2 %Growth 40.43 8.6 7.23 20.36
3 India’s Total Export 310,338.48 262,291.09 275,852.43 303,526.16 330,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.11 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.2
6 IMPORT 149.87 281.27 307.82 377.99 370.96
7 %Growth 87.68 9.44 22.8 -1.86
8 India’s Total Import 448,033.41 381,007.76 384,357.03 465,580.99 514,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0.03 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.07
11 TOTAL TRADE 483.81 750.22 817.10 924.11 1,028.29
12 %Growth 55.07 8.91 13.1 11.27
13 India’s Total Trade 758,371.89 643,298.84 660,209.46 769,107.15 844,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12
16 TRADE BALANCE 184.08 187.68 201.46 168.13 286.37
17 India’s Trade Balance -137,694.93 -118,716.67 -108,504.60 -162,054.83 -184,000.33

Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI)

+975 2 322742 / 324254

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P.O. Box # 147 Doybhum Lam - Chubachu, Thimphu, Bhutan

Embassy of India, Thimphu

(+975) 2 322162

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India House Estate,Jungshina, Thimphu, Bhutan

Commercial Representative

(+975) 2 323227

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Second Secretary (Political & Economic)

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

Minerals

priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Bhutan
  • Electricity
  • Ferro-silicon
  • Portland cement
  • Carbides of calcium carbides of silicon
  • Cement clinkers
  • Dolomite
  • Timber and wood products
  • Potatoes
  • Cardamom
  • Fruit products
India's top export to Bhutan
  • Mineral products
  • Machinery and mechanical appliances
  • Electrical equipment
  • Base metals
  • Vehicles
  • Vegetable products
  • Plastics and articles

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