US$ 3.29mn
FDI inflows to India from April 2000-March 2021

US$ 7,436.26mn

bilateral trade in 2020-21

Indians live or are domiciled in Nepal


Nepal has reduced the time and cost to export and the time to import by opening the Integrated Check Post Birgunj at Nepal–India border.


Nepal has an abundance of minerals, including limestone, coal, talc, granite, marble, coal, gold, and precious and semi-precious stones.

Herbs & Spices

Home to 1,600 different species of medicinal plants and aromatic spices, Nepal is a leading supplier of organic and traditional herbs


Potential of power generation and irrigation resources are vast due to many perennial rivers and rivulets that flow from Nepal to India.


Nepal’s economy is expected to grow at a rate of 6.3 per cent in financial ear 2020, according to the Asian Development Bank

India's Exports and Imports to Nepal

The Investment Board Nepal

+977-1-4475277, 4475278

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ICC Complex, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Chamber of Commerce


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Kantipath, Kathmandu Nepal

Nepal India Chamber of Commerce & Industry


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GPO Box No. 13245 Ace Apartment, Narayan Chaur Naxal, Kathmandu

Nepal Trade Information Portal

+977-1-5525898, 5532642

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Na Tole, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, P.O. Box 825, Kathmandu.

Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal

+977-4411425, 4426241

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336, Kapurdhara Marg,Kathmandu, Nepal. P.O. Box No 292

Consulate General of India, Birgunj, Nepal

+977-51-532264, 9855036213

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Consulate General of India, Birgunj
Shreepur, Birgunj, Nepal 44300

Commercial Representative, Birgunj

+977-51-534417, 9855021226

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Dr. Kotraswamy M
Consul (ECC)

Commercial Representative, Birgunj


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Om Prakash Gupta
Commercial/Marketing Assistant


Agricultural exports

    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

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

    Apples, fresh (080810)
    Onions & shallots, fresh/chilled (070310)
    Other cane sugar: (170114)
    Potatoes other than seed potatoes, fresh/chilled (070190)

    Lentils, dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071340)

    Fish fillet; frozen, catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., lctalurus spp.) (030462)
    Fish; dried, whether or not salted but not smoked, other than edible fish offal, other than cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) (030559)
    Fish; fresh or chilled, salmonidae, n.e.c. in item no. 0302.1, excluding fillets, livers, roes and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030219)
    Fish; live, n.e.c. in heading 0301 (030199)
    Fish; live, ornamental, other than freshwater (030119)

    Rice in the husk (paddy/rough) (100610)

    Reserve:  5 billion tons (possible)

    Reserve: 100.5 million tons

    Deposits: Zinc and Lead – 2.3 million tons

    Deposits: Limestone – 540 million tons, Cement Grade Limestone – 1.25 billion metric tons

    Reserve: Magnesite – 180 million tons (66 million tons of high grade)


    Reserve: Methane Gas-316 million cubic meter (deposit)

Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Nepal
  • Commodity exports of juice, oil cakes, jute goods, handicrafts, noodles
  • Woolen carpet
  • Cardamom
  • Readymade garments
  • Polyester yarn
  • Tea
India's top export to Nepal
  • Petroleum products
  • Vehicles & spare parts, M.S. billet and other machinery & parts
  • Cement
  • Rice
  • Medicine
  • Hot rolled sheet in coil
  • Agri and electrical equipment

Bilateral Investors

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