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US$ 12.1bn
of reported FDI inflow in 2019

US$ 367.23mn

Bilateral trade reported in 2020-2021

Overseas Indians living in Djibouti

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


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


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.


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.


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).


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.


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

National Investment Promotion Agency


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Djibouti Chamber of Commerce


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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


Agricultural exports

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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