Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EU and India – two of the world’s four largest economies, with more than 1.7 billion people altogether – were launched in June 2007 and continue today.
This paper aims to show levels of trade between the two. It looks at the trade in goods from both Indian and EU points of view, to measure the importance of EU trade for India and vice versa. It also looks at trade in services and foreign direct investment (FDI) in both directions.
Indicators are presented to give an overview of the ease of trade and perceived corruption. Finally the spotlight also looks at India’s biggest companies.