Exporting to India

India is a sleeping giant ready for awakening and stands as the world player with the best prospects for development in the next 10 years.

It is a perfect mix for a bright future: a large and young population, large room for growth, and a favorable geopolitical climate. India has all the assets to become the next global economic powerhouse.

A giant that is always importing more

Le possibilità di esportare in India toccano praticamente tutti i settori produttivi, in particolare: infrastrutture (quindi tutti i materiali e forniture ad esse collegate), settore agricolo e allevamento,  tecnologie ambientali e energie rinnovabili.

In 2021, India imported $570.4 billion worth of goods from around the world, an increase of 28.5 percent over 2017 and 55 percent over 2020.

A figure that reflects the Asian giant's meteoric growth and its increasing demand for foreign products.

Where do these imports come from?

  • Asia: About 60.6 percent of India's imports come from other Asian countries, with China leading the way as the main supplier.
  • Europe: European trading partners cover 16.8 percent of Indian imports.
  • North America: 8.5 percent of imports come from North American exporters, with the United States assuming an increasingly important role.
  • Africa: 7.8 percent comes from African exporters.


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What does this mean for Italian companies?

Esportare in India rappresenta un’enorme opportunità per le aziende italiane. Con una popolazione di 1,392 miliardi di persone e una domanda pro capite di importazioni che supera i 400 dollari annui, il mercato indiano offre un potenziale immenso per la crescita.

In addition to being a booming market, India also emerges as a viable alternative to China in the supply of semi-finished goods and components.

Factors driving India's import growth:

  • Government Policies: India has implemented a number of policies aimed at encouraging foreign investment and accelerating economic development. This has led to increased demand for imported goods.
  • Infrastructure Development: The Indian government is investing significant resources in infrastructure development, creating new opportunities for foreign companies operating in the construction, transportation and energy sectors.
  • Growing middle class: India's middle class is steadily growing, with increased purchasing power and a greater propensity to purchase consumer goods.

Technologies and Products
for Agriculture and Livestock

I4D: your partner for precision agriculture in India

I4D has a deep knowledge and strong presence in the Indian agriculture and livestock technology market. In collaboration with local partners, we are successfully promoting the export of smart farming and precision feeding products and solutions to India.

Why is precision agriculture growing in India?

With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, 80 percent of whom are vegetarians who depend on milk as their only source of protein, India needs to dramatically increase agricultural production to meet food demand.

In addition to population growth, other factors are fueling the demand for precision agriculture technologies:

  • Investment in agriculture: International institutions, state and national government agencies in India are investing significant resources to modernize agriculture and animal husbandry in India.
  • Need to increase productivity: Traditional agriculture in India is often inefficient and unproductive. Precision technologies can help farmers optimize the use of resources such as water, fertilizer and pesticides, increasing yields and reducing waste.
  • Improving product quality: Precision technologies can also help farmers produce healthier and safer food, meeting Indian consumers' growing demand for quality products.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Asian Development Bank, says, "Not only do we need to invest more in agriculture, but a qualitative change in our investments is also crucial. Investments must be strategic and science-based; and we must focus on innovative technologies that offer positive solutions for nature."

This flow of investment, combined with the real need to increase the productivity and quality of agricultural and dairy products, is generating unprecedented demand for precision agriculture products.

This is an opportunity that will not be repeated; seize it now.

I4D è il tuo partner ideale per aiutarti a esportare in India. Con la nostra esperienza e conoscenza approfondita del mercato locale, ti aiutiamo a:

  • Identify products and solutions best suited to the needs of the Indian market.
  • Get in touch with local partners.
  • Understand customs regulations and procedures.
  • Promote your products and services in the Indian market.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you conquer the Indian precision agriculture market!

Exporting to India:
the challenge of a subcontinent.

Per meglio supportare le aziende italiane ad esportare in India, oltre alla propria decennale esperienza diretta, I4D mette a disposizione dei propri clienti la sua partnership strategica con una società indiana.

India (or rather, together with Bangladesh and Nepal, "Indian subcontinent"), represents a complex and challenging market for companies wishing to export. Its vast size, cultural and linguistic diversity, and complex regulations make the business approach not easy.

To succeed in India, a strategic approach that combines:

  • Profound Market Knowledge: It is essential to understand the economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the Indian subcontinent, with particular attention to the differences between different regions and states.
  • In-depth analysis of your SME: Assess your company's strengths and weaknesses, the products or services to be exported, and their potential fit for the Indian market.
  • Precise Planning: Define a clear and realistic entry strategy, including specific goals, budgets, timelines, and actions to be taken.
  • Development of strong relationships: Create a network of reliable contacts with local partners, distributors, importers and potential customers.
  • Practical Field Experience: Become familiar with Indian business practices, customs regulations and bureaucratic procedures.

With our experience and in-depth knowledge of the Indian market, we help you:

  • Understand the characteristics and opportunities of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Assess the potential for success of your products or services in India.
  • Design a customized and realistic export strategy.
  • Identify and contact local partners best suited to your needs.
  • Overcoming bureaucratic and regulatory barriers.
  • Effectively promote your products or services in the Indian market.