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US$ 12.1bn
of reported FDI inflow in 2019

US$ 367.23mn

Bilateral trade reported in 2020-2021

650
Overseas Indians living in Djibouti

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Djibouti also handles India's bilateral relations with Yemen

Location

Djibouti is located on the 2nd shipping route of the world, where transit 60 percent of the world's traffic transits

IGAD

Djibouti hosts the headquarters of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan are the members of IGAD.

Opportunities

Djibouti is keen to promote partnership with India in the areas of education, health, IT, agriculture, small-scale industries, portable electricity generation, fisheries, and water resource development.

Maritime

Djibouti remains hospitable to the visits of Indian ships. Recently submarine INS Kalvari and INS Trikand visited Djibouti and participated in exercises with French (Varuna) and US Navies (Operation Cutlass).

Infrastructure

Indian firms could engage in infrastructure projects like road construction, port development, power transmission, and transport in Djibouti, a critical entre port and transshipment point for the region.

Agreements

Current agreements between India and Djibouti span bilateral trade and investment, civil aviation, cultural cooperation, skill development, e-Network, and the International Solar Alliance Framework.

India's Exports and Imports to Djibouti

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 237.96 204.55 280.41 376.46 790.66
2 %Growth -14.04 37.09 34.25 110.02
3 India’s Total Export 3,10,338.48 2,62,291.09 2,75,852.43 3,03,526.16 3,30,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 0.08 0.08 0.1 0.12 0.24
6 IMPORT 1.47 1.23 2.82 5.44 15.82
7 %Growth -16.71 130.03 92.67 190.74
8 India’s Total Import 4,48,033.41 3,81,007.76 3,84,357.03 4,65,580.99 5,14,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0 0 0 0 0
11 TOTAL TRADE 239.43 205.78 283.24 381.91 806.49
12 %Growth -14.06 37.64 34.84 111.17
13 India’s Total Trade 7,58,371.89 6,43,298.84 6,60,209.46 7,69,107.15 8,44,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.1
16 TRADE BALANCE 236.48 203.32 277.59 371.02 774.84
17 India’s Trade Balance -1,37,694.93 -1,18,716.67 -1,08,504.60 -1,62,054.83 -1,84,000.33

 

National Investment Promotion Agency

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Djibouti Chamber of Commerce

+253-2135-1070

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Place Lagarde Djibouti

Embassy of India, Djibouti

+253-2134-6254, 2134-9006/07

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Embassy of India, HB2, Lootah Village Complex, Haramous, Djibouti

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Sweet biscuits (190531)
    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in Ch.19, whethe … (190590)

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    Malt extract; oth. food preps. of flour/groats/meal/starch/malt extact [see … (190190)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Milk & cream, not concentrated/sweetened, fat content by wt. >6% (040130)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Pasta (excl. of 1902.11-1902.20) (190230)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Tomato ketchup & oth. tomato sauces (210320)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Fresh fruit, n.e.s. (081090)
    Cane sugar, raw, in solid form, not cont. added flavouring/colouring matter … (170111)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Minerals

priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Djibouti
  • Hides and skins
  • Metal scraps
India's top export to Djibouti
  • Iron & steel products
  • Paper and plastic products
  • Machinery and metals
  • Yarns and fabrics
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Food

Bilateral Investors

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