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If Texas were a country, it would have the 14th largest economy in the world. With a GDP of US $1.414 trillion, the ‘Lone Star State’ would vie with South Korea to be ranked 13th, leaving Spain and neighboring Mexico at a respectable distance.

Texas has been the U.S. state with the highest volume of exports for 13 consecutive years. In 2014, Texas led U.S. exports again, totaling US $289 billion. The state boasts 16 seaports, three of which rank in the country’s top ten busiest. As part of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway that runs from Brownsville, Texas to St. Marks, Florida, the state covers 67 percent of the U.S. waterborne traffic.

Trade and Exports

As the second largest state in the U.S. by both population and GDP, Texas has significant trade relations with India. Last year, Texas did US $1.95 billion in exports to India and US $4.04 billion in imports from India. This level of trade is part of the reason the Houston-Galveston Customs District is the third busiest gateway for US-Indian trade by sea and air.

The biggest exports from Texas are chemicals and petroleum and coal, which account for 33.6 percent and 18.9 percent of total exports to India, respectively. Machinery and computer electronic products are also big exports with 14.1 percent and 8.9 percent of exports.

Imports are an especially big component of India-Texas trade, accounting for 67.4 percent of the total bilateral trade relationship. The biggest contributor to this is food manufacturing, which is valued at US $1.04 billion and equals about a quarter of imports from India. The next biggest contributor is petroleum and coal products with about US $500 million. This reflects the important ways in which India contributes to some Texas’ strongest industries, especially agriculture and energy.

Canada and India enjoy a prosperous trading relationship. Since 2004, despite the Late-2000s recession, trade has increased by over 70%. In 2009, Canadian exports to India totalled C$2.1 billion, while in the same year Canadian imports from India totalled C$2.0 billion, giving Canada a C$100 million trade surplus.[2] India celebrated the year 2012 as year of India in Canada to promote business, cultural and political relations with India.

Despite the warm relationship, trade between Canada and India is less than their potential. India accounts for less than 1% of Canada’s total export and total import in 2014, with bilateral trade of C$5.77 billion in 2014 (compared to more than C$56 billion bilateral trade between China andCanada). Nevertheless, total trade between the two countries grows steadily over the past 5 year.[10]

Canada and India are currently holding negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to improve the trade relations between the two countries. As of March 2015, the two countries held their 9th round of negotiations in New Delhi.[11]


Trade between the two nations has been steadily increasing on an average of 30% each year. Two-way trade between both nations amounted to $6.3 billion USD in 2014.[3] Mexico’s main exports to India include: petroleum, machinery, fertilizers and chemicals while at the same time, India’s exports to Mexico include: textiles, gems, jewelry, leather and software.[4] A notable Mexican multi-national company operating in India is Cinépolis.



The bilateral trade figures for the past four years are as below:

(In Million US $)






India’s Exports to Venezuela (CIF US$)





Venezuela’s Exports to India (non-oil) (FOB US$)











India’s oil Imports from Venezuela






Source: Venezuelan National Institute of Statistics & Export-Import Data Bank, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.


India-Colombia Trade

Trade between India and Colombia has increased consistently.  India’s total trade with Colombia which was about US $ 946.95 mn in 2009 reached US $ 4187.11 mn. in 2013.

Main Export Items(from India):The main items of export consisted of vehicles and auto parts, motor-cycles, organic chemicals, cotton yarn and woven fabrics of cotton, man-made staple fibres and pharmaceutical products.

Main Import Items:  The main items of import were mineral fuels, iron & steel, aluminium substances, copper and articles, wood and articles of wood, natural or cultivated pearl, plastics, sugar confectionery and crude oil.

Brazil–India relations

Brazil and India are involved in the IBSA initiative.

The first ever IBSA Summit was held in Brasília in September 2006, followed by the Second IBSA Summit held in Pretoria in October 2007, with the third one held in New Delhi in October 2008. The fourth IBSA meet was again hosted in Brasília, just before the second BRIC summit. Four IBSA Trilateral Commission meetings were already held till 2007 since the first one was held in 2004 and had covered many areas such as science, technology, education, agriculture, energy, culture, health, social issues, public administration and revenue administration. The target of US$10 billion in trade was already achieved by 2007.

Both countries view this[clarification needed] as a tool of transformation diplomacy to bring economic growth, sustainable development, poverty reduction and regional prosperity in the vast regions of Latin America, Africa and Asia. The IBSA Fund for Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger has already provided funds for capacity building in East Timor and for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Burundi and has won the South-South Partnership Award at the 2006 UN Day event held in New York City on 19 December 2006.[10]

Argentina–India relations

Economic relations[edit]

Commerce Minister Anand Sharma greets Foreign MinisterHéctor Timerman.

Several India companies such as TCS, CRISIL, Bajaj, Cellent, Cognizant Technologies, United Phosphorus Ltd (UPL), Sintesis Quimica, Glenmar and Godrej operate in Argentina. They employ 7000 Argentines as of 2013. ONGC signed a MoU with ENARSA for possible joint ventures in Argentina for oil exploration.[2]

Argentine companies operating in India include IMPSA, Biosidus and BAGO.[2]

Indian investment in the country totaled $930 million in 2013. Argentinian investment in India totalled $120 million in 2013.[2]


A preferential trade agreement between India and Mercosur (of which Argentina is a member) came into operation in 2009.[5]

Bilateral trade between India and Argentina was worth US$1.838 billion in 2012. India exported US$574 million worth of goods to Argentina.[citation needed]

Argentina exported $1.8 billion worth of goods to India in 2014, or 2.6% of its overall exports. The top 10 exported commodities were:[6]

  1. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $1.4 billion
  2. Oil: $204.4 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $94.2 million
  4. Raw hides excluding furskins: $41.9 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $10.8 million
  6. Machines, engines, pumps: $8.1 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $7.9 million
  8. Wool: $6.7 million
  9. Vegetables: $4.7 million
  10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $4.2 million




Peru celebrates in 2013, fifty years of diplomatic relations with India (1963). In all this time, Peru and India have developed a firm, consistent and a privileged relation with on the basis of common values, similar history as cradle of civilization and visions about democracy and international peace and security, the widest cooperation, human interchange, market economy and mutual benefits.
India-Peru relations have traditionally been cordial and friendly. Since the 1987 there has been an increasing economic and business content to the relations after the visit of President Alan Garcia as the Chief Guest for Republic Day. The later visits of the President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, in a State Visit to India in 1997 followed by the state visit of the President of India to Peru in May 1998 were important milestones in the relations.
On the Peruvian side, an enhanced interest in the Asian Region due to APEC membership, coupled with India’s image as a technologically advanced democratic developing country as well as increased bilateral trade, has enhanced India’s importance. Peru is also a member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).





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