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US$ 670.40
Export valuation

US$ 176.51 mn

Bilateral trade value as of 2022

Overseas Indians living in Maldives

Stable and transparent legal system

relative political stability and a rate of growth that has averaged 7.5 percent over the past 15 years


industry is booming with more than 1.5m tourists visiting annually

Luxury goods

market for goods and services rival other luxury markets across the world


is Maldives' largest integrated project; a Transshipment Port straddling the main East-West shipping routes


seafood, fish farming, cultivation of seaweed, lobster, shrimp, reef fish and edible crabs form a priority sector in Maldives

India's Exports and Imports to Maldives

Ministry of Economic Development, Maldives

(+960) 3333145

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4th Floor, Velaanaage Ministry of Economic Development Male’ Maldives


(+91) 11 23738760 / 70

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Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi, 110001

Embassy of India, Male, Maldives

fscons.male mea.gov.in

(+960) 3323015, 3323016

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Athireege Aage
Ameeru Ahmed Magu, Henveiru
Malé, Maldives 20125

Commercial Representative

(+960) 9146531

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Second Secretary (Commerce & Projects)


Agricultural exports

    Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters of 2202.10 (not incl. fruit/veg. … (220290)
    Waters, incl. min. waters & aerated waters, cont. added sugar/oth. sweeteni … (220210)


    Cuts & edible offal of species gallus domesticus, frozen (020714)
    Meat of bovine animals, frozen, boneless (020230)
    Meat of fowls of species Gallus domesticus, not cut in pieces, frozen (020712)
    Prpd/prsvd meat, meat ofal/blood of fwls of the spcs galus dmstcs (160232)


    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)
    Wheat/meslin flour (110100)


    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, sweetened, fat content by wt. >1.5 … (040229)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Preparations for infant use, put up for RS (190110)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)


    Crustaceans; frozen, crabs, in shell or not, smoked, cooked or not nefore or during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (030614)
    Crustaceans; frozen, lobsters (Homarus spp.), in shell or not, smoked, cooked or not before or during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (030612)
    Crustaceans; frozen, shrimps and prawns, excluding cold water varieties, in shell or not, smoked, cooked or not before or during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (030617)
    Sauces and smlr products of meat, meat offal or blood food prpns, based on these products (160100)


    Export: LPG – US$ 145 million


Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Maldives
  • Scrap metal
India's top export to Maldives
  • Rice
  • Dal
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Wheat and wheat flour
  • Sugar and Spices
  • Radar apparatus
  • Rock boulders
  • Sand and aggregate, Cement
  • Textiles
  • Pharma drugs
  • Engineering and industrial products

Bilateral Investors

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