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

US$ 7,436.26mn

bilateral trade in 2020-21

600,000
Indians live or are domiciled in Nepal

Trade

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.

Mining

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

Energy

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

Economy

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

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 4,558.77 3,902.70 5,453.59 6,612.96 7,766.20
2 %Growth -14.39 39.74 21.26 17.44
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 1.47 1.49 1.98 2.18 2.35
6 IMPORT 639.91 470.59 445.13 438.38 508.14
7 %Growth -26.46 -5.41 -1.52 15.91
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 0.14 0.12 0.12 0.09 0.1
11 TOTAL TRADE 5,198.68 4,373.29 5,898.72 7,051.34 8,274.34
12 %Growth -15.88 34.88 19.54 17.34
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 0.69 0.68 0.89 0.92 0.98
16 TRADE BALANCE 3,918.86 3,432.12 5,008.46 6,174.57 7,258.06
17 India’s Trade Balance -137,694.93 -118,716.67 -108,504.60 -162,054.83 -184,000.33

The Investment Board Nepal

+977-1-4475277, 4475278

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ICC Complex, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal Chamber of Commerce

+977-1-4230947

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Kantipath, Kathmandu Nepal

Nepal India Chamber of Commerce & Industry

+977-1-4444607

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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

https://www.facebook.com/IndiainBirgunj/

+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

+977-51-532271

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Om Prakash Gupta
Commercial/Marketing Assistant

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)
    OTHER WHEAT AND MESLIN (100199)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

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

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

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

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

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    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)

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

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Minerals

    Reserve:  5 billion tons (possible)

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    Reserve: 100.5 million tons

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    Deposits: Zinc and Lead – 2.3 million tons

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

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

     

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

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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

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