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US$ 829.26mn
Bilateral trade in 2019-2020

US$ 816.62mn

Exports to Pakistan in 2019-2020

3.3%
growth recorded in 2018-19

Economy

Following growth of 3.3 per cent in 2019, Pakistan's GDP is expected to grow by 2.8 per cent in 2020, as per the Asian Development Bank.

Business

Pakistan has made starting a business easier by expanding procedures available through the online one-stop shop, as per World Bank.

Trade

Pakistan has made trading across borders easier by integrating various agencies in the Web-Based One Customs (WEBOC) electronic system, as per World Bank,

Export

Pakistan's export basket still remains dominated by agricultural products and some heavy machinery items, totaling at around US$25 billion in 2017.

Reform

Pakistan has developed an ambitious reform strategy, setting up a national secretariat as well as a prime minister’s reform steering committee to ensure progress, as per World Bank.

India's Exports and Imports to Pakistan

*Bilateral trade with Pakistan remains suspended as of August 2019.

The Pakistan Business Council

+213 563 0528/29

Visit Website

8th floor, Dawood Center, M. T. Khan Road, Karachi

High Commission of India, Islamabad

+92-512833283, 512833251/52/53

Visit Website

G-5, Diplomatic Enclave
Islamabad

Commercial Representative

Ashish Sharma
First Secretary (E&C)

Commercial Representative

Sanjeev Sharma
Attache (E&C)

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    Maize (corn), seed (100510)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, fat content by wt. not >1.5% (040210)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

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

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

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

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Apples, fresh (080810)
    Garlic, fresh/chilled (070320)
    Grapes, fresh (080610)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Chickpeas (garbanzos), dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071320)
    Dried leguminous vegetables, n.e.s., shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071390)
    Kidney beans, incl. white pea beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), dried, shelled, w … (071333)
    Peas (Pisum sativum), dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071310)

    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. Ictalurus spp.)(030462)
    Fish meat, excluding fillet, whether or not minced; fresh or chilled, tilapias, catfish, carp, eels, Nile perch, and snakeheads (030451)
    Fish preparations; fish prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces (but not minced), n.e.c. in heading no. 1604 (160419)
    Fish; frozen, flat fish, n.e.c. in item no. 0303.3, excluding fillets, livers, roes, and other fish meat of heading 0304 (030339)
    Fish; live, ornamental, freshwater (030111)

    fishexchange.mpeda.gov.in

    ARECA NUTS: (080280)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in
Minerals

    Reserves – 184,697 million tonnes (Low grade – lig-A tobit-C)
    Production – 3,037,080 tonnes

    gsp.gov.pk

    Reserves: 1352 million tonnes

    gsp.gov.pk

    Reserve: 765.237 million barrels

    gsp.gov.pk

    Reserve – 2.24 million ounces

    gsp.gov.pk

    Production: 384,513 tonnes

    Reserve: 4850 million tonnes

    gsp.gov.pk

    Production: 24,322 tonnes

    Reserve: 925 million tonnes

    gsp.gov.pk

    Production – 923,758 million CFT

    Reserve: 41.97889(26.98237) trillion CFT

    gsp.gov.pk

    Production: Rock Salt – 1,212,366 tonnes

    gsp.gov.pk

Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Pakistan
  • Copper and copper articles, wool, etc.
  • Fruits and nuts
  • Cotton
  • Salt
  • Earth and stones
  • Organic chemicals
  • Mineral fuels
  • Rubber plastic products
  • Wool
India's top export to Pakistan
  • Cotton
  • Organic chemicals
  • Food products including prepared animal fodder, vegetables
  • Man-made filament
  • Coffee, tea and spices, dyes, oil seeds and olea
  • Plastic articles

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