India Market Overview


1.39 billion

GDP (2021)

USD 3.17 Trillion

Per Capita GDP

USD 2,277.4

GDP Growth


Source: World Bank 2021 (

India Imports

The following information is a snapshot in time to give you a general overview of India’s top importing products. This information is sourced from FAO Globefish market profile for India (2020). Some of this information may change from time to time, therefore we encourage you to go directly to FAO Globefish for the most up-to-date information.

Imports – Top 10 Products (Value)


Flours, meals, pellets. Unfit for human consumption

from fish or aquatic invertebrates
(HS 2301.20)

USD 48 542 540


Fish, other than species in 0302

fresh or chilled; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0302.89)

USD 38 963 970


Shrimps, prawns

frozen; cold-water species
(HS 0306.16)

USD 21 756 550


Shrimps, prawns

(HS 0306.17)

USD 18 049 500


Fish, other than species in 0303

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.89)

USD 17 795 770


Fish fats or oils and fractions thereof

not chemically modified or from fish-livers
(HS 1504.20)

USD 9 558 890



frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.69)

USD 8 822 650



fresh or chilled; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0302.72)

USD 8 622 660


Sardines, sardinella, brisling or sprats

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.53)

USD 7 197 870



frozen fillets
(HS 0304.62)

USD 6 911 750

Source: FAO Globefish Market Profile for India – 2020 (

Globefish provides information and analysis for global trade in fish and fish products. Search for information about the size of the market, the top imported product and formats as well as other important market information.  The information here is a snapshot from 2020 – check the link for more recent information.

FRDC Trade Database
Australian Exports to India

This database provides a wealth of seafood exporting and importing information with the ability to look at seafood production and trade data.
The database allows you to filter the data by year, export market destination and species. You also have the option to look at the data by seafood trade value or volume.

The FRDC database sources information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Find seafood production and trade data for your products and markets

Seafood Specific Information

Micor Importing Requirements

Micor (Fish) sets out the know importing country requirements, which differ from or are additional to Australian export conditions and which must be met to gain market access.

Seafood Export Program Report

The latest summary report from the Australian Government on registrations, export shipments and markets, exports by product, and exports.

India Market Summary & Category Data for Fish Seafood (Barramundi)

Rock Lobster in India

Generic information about exporting to India

Austrade Export Market Profile

To view a market profile that outlines information on doing business with India, news and insights, events, and information about visiting India.

Australia – India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement

The Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA) was signed on 2 April 2022. The AI ECTA will enter into force when both parties have completed their respective domestic treaty requirements.

DFAT India Brief

Information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations.

Relevant India Based Authorities

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India

Confederation of Indian Industry

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Information on Exports and Imports by the Department of Commerce

Export Market Reports

Are you looking to diversify your seafood export markets, but not sure if a market is right for you and your business? SIA has developed a series of FREE market summaries and supply chain guides to help producers gain valuable insights into new markets and make informed business decisions.

India Market Insights Report

Barramundi – market summary

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