Bilateral Trade

In the year 2018-19, total annual trade of amounted to $275.3 million between India and Pacific Island countries, whereas exports are around $119.82 million, and imports are around $155.12 million.

India’s trade with the FIPIC Islands

Country

Exports

Imports

Total Trade

Cook Islands

0.27

0.02

0.29

Fiji

60.80

0.71

61.51

Kiribati

0.37

0.22

0.59

Marshall Islands

0.32

0.22

0.83

Micronesia

0.34

-

0.34

Niue

-

-

-

Papua New Guinea

49.72

88.96

138.68

Republic of Nauru

0.43

0.16

0.69

Republic of Palau

0.09

3.22

3.30

Samoa

2.59

2.75

5.33

Solomon Islands

2.57

58.81

61.38

Tonga

0.35

0.05

0.39

Tuvalu

-

-

-

Vanuatu

1.97

-

1.97

Total

119.82

155.12

275.3

Source: Department of Commerce, figures in US$ million for 2018-19

 

 

Major Exports from India

Major Imports to India

  • Plastics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sugar
  • Apparels & Textiles
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Mineral fuels & Ores
  • Wood & Wood Charcoal
  • Precious Stones
  • Ships

 

 

Country wise top Exports & Imports
Country

Exports commodities

Imports commodities

Cook Islands

Textiles

Beverages, spirits and vinegar.

Fiji

Apparels, Precious Stones, Pharma, Plastics, Tea & Coffee, Nuclear reactors, machineries, cotton

Precious Stones, Iron & steel

Kiribati

Sugar, Plastics. Pharmaceutical products , Electrical machinery

-

Marshall Islands

Ships

Organic chemicals

Micronesia

Pharmaceuticals Products

-

Niue

-

 Spacial yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof.  

Papua New Guinea

Plastics, Pharmaceutical products, articles of iron & steel, Footwear

Minerals & Ores, Wood & Wood Charcoal, Nickel, Ores, Slag and Ash. 

Republic of Nauru

Nuclear reactors, boilers, electrical machinery & equipments

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof. 

Republic of Palau

Pharmaceutical products, cotton

Ships, boats and floating structures

Samoa

Plastics, Pharmaceutical products

Electrical Machinery, Plastic and articles thereoof

Solomon Islands

Pharmaceuticals, Preparations of Cereals, starch or milk, Coffee, tea and spices

Wood & Wood Charcoal

Tonga

Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, Preparations of Cereals, starch or milk

-

Tuvalu

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations. 

-

Vanuatu

Pharmaceutical products, textiles

-

Source: Department of Commerce

 


Potential Sectors of Cooperation between India and Pacific Islands
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharma Machinery & tools
  • Plastics
  • Minerals & Fuels
  • Tourism

 

  • Education, Skill Development & Capacity Building
  • Oil & natural gas
  • IT
  • Disaster Management
  • Agriculture