India - At a Glance

  • Canadian dollar (CDN$)
  • United States dollar (US$)
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • GDP at market prices
  • Date modified: 2016-03-14
Basic Information
*Source: Euromonitor
Land area: 3.2 million square kilometres
Population: 1.3 billion (2015)*
Total GDP: US$ 2.1 trillion (2015)*
GDP/capita: US$ 1,655 (2015)*
GDP growth rate: 7.4% (2015)*
Capital city: New Delhi
Prime Minister: Narendra Modi
Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare: Radha Mohan Singh
Canadian High Commissioner: Nadir Patel
Canada-India Agri-Food Trade (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Domestic Agri-Food Exports: 737.551 914.331 1,534.660
Agri-Food Imports: 303.233 374.863 417.856
Agri-Food Trade Balance: 434.318 539.468 1,116.804
Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Domestic Agri-Food Exports: 737.551 914.331 1,534.660
Lentils, dried, shelled 335.882 406.737 964.119
Peas, dried, shelled 389.473 475.640 547.518
Crude canola oil, low erucic acid 0.214 0.000 6.517
Chickpeas, dried, shelled 0.629 1.217 5.993
Hemp seed oilcake 1.573 2.273 2.128
Canadian Top 5 Agri-Food Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Agri-Food Imports: 303.233 374.863 417.856
Rice, semi or wholly milled 47.338 63.832 75.190
Soybeans, other than seeds for sowing 30.183 33.740 54.674
Mucilages and thickeners from locust beans 48.587 66.332 34.674
Bakery products 9.670 11.030 14.318
Sesame seeds 10.846 15.865 13.809
Canadian Top 5 Seafood Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Statistics Canada
Domestic Seafood Exports: 0.089 0.400 0.077
Inedible fish products 0.000 0.000 0.056
Fish fats and oils 0.006 0.011 0.011
Ambergris 0.061 0.029 0.010
Frozen cold-water shrimp 0.000 0.237 0.000
Inedible fish flours and meals 0.021 0.053 0.000
India's Agri-Food and Seafood Imports - 2015 (CDN$ million)
World Canada Canada's Share
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Agri-Food and Seafood 28,465 1,811 6.4%
Crude palm oil 5,853 0 0.0%
Crude soybean oil 3,467 0 0.0%
Refined palm oil 1,748 0 0.0%
Crude sunflowerseed oil 1,677 0 0.0%
Cashews 1,676 0 0.0%
Canada-India Total Merchandise Trade (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Exports: 2,800.465 3,224.625 4,285.880
Total Merchandise Imports: 2,976.497 3,181.222 3,946.504
Trade Balance: −176.032 43.403 339.377
Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Exports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Exports: 2,800.465 3,224.625 4,285.880
Edible vegetables 726.657 888.872 1,519.517
Precious metals, stones and pearls 263.996 278.041 527.810
Fertilizers 306.224 300.662 361.824
Ores, slag and ash 206.015 353.107 351.144
Paper and paperboard 226.217 250.313 262.834
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 105.270 128.224 204.122
Aircraft and spacecraft 121.041 76.540 182.948
Mineral fuels and oils 228.246 266.495 180.510
Wood pulp 134.781 195.675 176.311
Electrical machinery and equipment 87.420 96.612 86.142
Canadian Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Imports: 2,976.497 3,181.222 3,946.504
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 196.053 213.826 332.629
Mineral fuels and oils 166.459 1.396 272.571
Precious metals, stones and pearls 234.339 254.018 266.527
Organic chemicals 272.727 229.033 253.027
Apparel, not knitted or crocheted 174.555 189.572 223.299
Pharmaceutical products 171.166 156.343 216.057
Articles of iron or steel 207.625 202.414 199.652
Made-up textile articles 141.882 152.961 175.686
Apparel, knitted or crocheted 123.801 137.484 164.224
Electrical machinery and equipment 115.295 106.347 143.618
India Top 10 Total Merchandise Imports (CDN$ million)
2013 2014 2015
Source: Global Trade Atlas
Total Merchandise Imports: 481,406.333 509,625.277 500,842.181
Mineral fuels and oils 186,843.522 195,055.433 133,746.303
Precious metals, stones and pearls 71,836.541 66,576.364 76,573.131
Electrical machinery and equipment 30,553.566 35,291.436 45,402.595
Boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances 32,845.057 34,456.231 41,034.120
Organic chemicals 17,327.607 20,168.559 20,376.138
Iron and steel 10,602.475 12,622.029 14,992.937
Plastics and articles thereof 10,274.142 13,037.208 14,515.059
Fats and oils 10,087.130 11,766.310 13,448.858
Special classification provisions 6,503.016 7,539.258 10,090.541
Fertilizers 6,010.337 6,347.520 9,628.295
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