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Country Profile – India

Country Profile – India

India is the seventh largest country and the second most populous country in the world. By UN estimates, India’s population will exceed China’s by 2028.

The country has a relatively young demographic profile, with a median age of 27 years.

India has a vast pool of natural resources including coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, and limestone.

In May 2014, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Narendra Modi from Bharatiya Janata Party came into power with a vast majority and a political mandate for reform. However, a small presence in the Upper House has adversely impacted the government’s reform agenda.

The Modi government has been focusing on its key programmes of Digital India, Make in India, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to drive economic growth and prosperity.

The ‘make in India’ program aims to increase the share of manufacturing to 􂀀 percent of GDP.

The India economy is the seventh largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP and the third largest in terms of purchasing power parity.

India is one of the few countries that has continued to grow and is expected to continue on the same trajectory amidst all the uncertainty and turmoil in the rest of the world.

About this report

A country profile is an instant guide to the political, economic, demographic, industrial, and business environment of a market. The report provides a range of quantitative and qualitative information on a variety of national aspects, including geography, economy, education, demography, labour, political climate, infrastructure, industry, tax, trade, investment, and ease of doing business. Additionally, the report provides a PESTLE analysis of a country's business climate. The country profile can be an effective tool for businesses in their marketing, strategy, and planning exercises when studying the future prospects of an economy.


  • Executive Summary
  • General Overview
    • General Overview - Geography
    • General Overview - Climate
  • Demographic Trends
    • Demographic Trends - Population and its Structure
    • Demographic Trends - Select Indicators
      • Table Demographic Trends, India, 2010-2015
    • Demographic Trends - Working Population
    • Demographic Trends - Labour Market
    • Demographic Trends - Workforce Regulations
  • Political Overview
    • Political Overview - Domestic Scene
    • Political Overview - International Scene
  • Economic Scenario
    • Economic Scenario - The Constituents of the Economy
    • Economic Scenario - Select Indicators
      • Table Economic Scenario, India, 2014-2020
    • Economic Scenario - Money and Banking
    • Economic Scenario - Financial Support for Industry
  • PESTLE Analysis
    • PESTLE Analysis - An Overview
    • PESTLE Analysis - Key Factors
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure - Select Indicators
      • Table Infrastructure, India, 2011-2015
    • Infrastructure - Natural Resources
      • Table Natural Resources, India, 2014
  • Industry
    • Industry - Select Indicators
      • Table Select Indicators, India, 2010-2015
    • Industry - Structure
    • Industry - Shareholder Rights
    • Industry - Supportive Actions and Policies
  • Trade and Investment
    • Trade and Investment Environment
    • Trade and Investment Environment - Trade Agreements
  • Ease of Doing Business
    • Ease of Doing Business - A Snapshot
    • Ease of Doing Business - Setting up Business
    • Ease of Doing Business - Starting a Business and Permits
    • Ease of Doing Business - Electricity, Property and Credit
    • Ease of Doing Business - Investors and Contracts
    • Ease of Doing Business - Taxes and Trading Across Border
    • Ease of Doing Business - Resolving Insolvency
  • Tax Environment
    • Tax Environment - Income tax
    • Tax Environment - Property tax, Sales tax, VAT
    • Trade Environment - Custom Tariffs

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