India – Canada Trade has the potential to double in the next three years: PHD Chamber

India – Canada Trade has the potential to double in the next three years: PHD Chamber

India – Canada Trade has the potential to double in the next three years: PHD Chamber

No.PR-168

February 23, 2018

New Delhi

  

India – Canada Trade has the potential to double in the next three years: PHD Chamber

While praising the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau in India, Mr. Anil Khaitan, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that the trade between India and Canada are expected to double to USD 10 billion in the next three years by 2021.

India’s bilateral trade with Canada grew from USD 1.09 billion in 2001 to USD 5.62 billion in 2016, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

India’s imports from Canada stood at USD 3.65 billion in 2016 whereas India’s exports to Canada stood at USD 1.97 billion in 2016, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

India can enhance its export trajectory in Canada by increasing its exports basket  in products like pharmaceutical products, furniture, natural pearls and semi precious stones, plastic articles, among others, said Mr. Anil Khaitan

India has growing production possibilities and an intensive global presence in these products and the total exports can be increased to the level of USD 4 billion in the next three years by 2021 from the current level of US $ 1.97bn, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

The export pattern between India and Canada is majorly concentrated  in Consumer goods, viz around 55% of the total exports which needs to be expanded in other potential items which are of immense demand in Canada,  said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

India has favourable trade complementarities with Canada which is more aligned with the import pattern of Canada, he added.

On the investment front, Canada is the 23rd biggest investor in India, wherein it fueled-in around USD 1.12 billion foreign direct investments (FDI) during the seventeen years period from 2000 to 2017, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

Canada can benefit from investing in India due to its innovation expertise in Research and Development and India’s ever increasing market demand, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

With a strengthened relationship between the two nations, Canada’s investments in India are expected to double to USD 3 billion in the coming times, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

The investments are expected to fuel-in sectors like clean energy, agri-machinery, climate change, advanced manufacturing; advanced agriculture equipments; agri-food; clean technology; digital industries; and health and bio-sciences, said Mr. Anil Khaitan.

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 Ends.

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal

Consultant (PR)