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Overview of the Construction and Mining Industry in India and How to Buy Equipment.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. Its land borders with China, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the north or north-west, and with Bangladesh and Myanmar in the east.

  • India has a population of 1.366 billion.
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Official Language: Hindi
  • Total Area: 3.287 million km²
  • Currency: Indian Rupee


Economic Statistics of India

In 2019, India had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2.869 trillion USD and is projected to grow about 3049.7 billion USD in 2021 and 3312.95 billion USD in 2022.

Economic Sector Divide

Here are the shares of the economic sectors in the GDP:

  • Agriculture: 16%
  • Industry: 25%
  • Services: 49.9%

Trade Statistics

The main import-export partners of the country are:

Main Import Partners

  • China: 14.63%
  • UAE: 5.20%
  • United States: 6.30%
  • Saudi Arabia: 5.56%
  • Iraq: 4.60%

Main Export Partners

  • UAE: 9.73%
  • United Kingdom: 3.04%
  • Singapore: 3.93%
  • The United States: 15.63%

Industries of India

Mining Industry of India

The mining industry in India offers plenty of job opportunities and it is the fourth-largest producer of iron ore, alumina, chromite, and bauxite in the world.

Despite the sudden hit of the pandemic in 2020, the mining development projects are still on the move. India has established many coal mining projects and has invested in solar, thermal and aluminum projects. <./p>

The GDP contribution of the mining industry varies from 2.2% to 2.5% and is projected to trend around 822.15 INR Billion in 2022 and 875.59 INR Billion in 2023.

Furthermore, the government has taken initiatives to make the mining industry more efficient by recycling copper, reducing import duties on copper scraps, introducing Mineral and Mining Policies, and is aiming to increase rural consumption of steel.

Construction Industry of India

The Construction industry in India involves Real estate and the aim to bring in Urban development. Real estate in India covers residential, office, retail, hotels, leisure parks, and much more that benefit the economy.

The Construction Industry in India contributes more than 5 per cent to the nation's GDP and employ over 30 million people. It is projected to trend around 3082.00 INR Billion in 2022 and 3282.00 INR Billion in 2023.

The government intends to make the construction industry grow by investing in the infrastructural development of power, roads, urban areas growth, National highways for highly beneficial on-road trading operations. The development is also highly motivated by the overpopulation of the country.

The construction industry in India is prospering if you’re looking to benefit from the projects, and Camamach has high-quality construction machinery and equipment at competitive prices.

Seaports and Trading Hubs of India

India is accessible through both land and sea. Its main seaports are:

  • Kandla Port
  • Nhava Sheva Port
  • Mumbai Port
  • Visakhpatnam Port
  • Marmagao Port


Port of India

Camamach uses Mumbai Port for imports.

What heavy machinery or equipment does India Import?

Some of the imported equipment includes Self Loading Concrete Mixers, Heavy Duty Trucks, Backhoe Loaders, Concrete Batching Plants, etc.

What regulations are there on importing equipment to India?

To import equipment into India, you need to show the Bill of Entry and Import General Manifest to the Superintendent. Then you need to provide online details of goods with the custom fee of entry. The customs department will measure the value of goods and examine the goods to ensure that they are not banned and if you have paid the duty charges.

Import Documentation

The import documentation for shipments include:

  • Bill of Entry
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of Lading / Airway bill
  • Import License
  • Insurance certificate )
  • Purchase order/Letter of Credit
  • Technical write up, literature etc. for specific goods (if any)
  • Industrial License (if any)

For further comprehensive details on the import regulations in India, you can visit this site.

Why should the India import equipment?

  • Availability - Compared to domestic market, international suppliers are always stocked to meet your requirements.
  • High Equipment Cost- Domestic suppliers can also be more expensive than international suppliers.
  • Equipment Quality- International suppliers like consider both short term and long term foreign suppliers assess each component and provide benefits that customers prefer in the long term.
  • Infrastructural Development- A lot of infrastructure projects are part of India’s development plan. It is important for companies to import high-quality equipment at competitive rates.

Where Can I Buy Equipment for India?

Camamach has been exporting equipment to India for years. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation. We also ship worldwide; for other countries, check out our experience here.