Today India is changing and is becoming the land of opportunity. India has undergone a paradigm shift owing to its competitive stand in the world. The Indian economy is on a robust growth trajectory and boasts of a stable annual growth rate, rising foreign exchange reserves and booming capital markets among others. Indian economy not only dodged the 2008-2009 recession but also showed growth during the same period. This shows Indian economy’s sound fundamentals and resilience. India provides tremendous opportunities in different sectors for companies in the DACH region. A fast growing economy (GNP increase yearly up to 10%) has requirements for all kinds of products and services. We have identified the following sectors as high growth potential, FMCG retail, Infrastructure and related products and services and Healthcare including medical equipments and technology.

Facts and Figures

  1. World's largest democracy with 1.2 billion people.
  2. Stable political environment and responsive administrative set up.
  3. Well established judiciary to enforce rule of law.
  4. Land of abundant natural resources and diverse climatic conditions.
  5. Rapid economic growth: GDP to grow by 8.5% in 2010-11 and 9.0% in 2011-12.
  6. Investor friendly policies and incentive based schemes.
  7. Second most attractive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) location in the world: India received a total of US$ 25.9 billion of FDI in 2009-10.
  8. Healthy macro-economic fundamentals: Investment rate is expected to be 37% in 2010-11 and 38.4% in 2011-12 while Domestic Savings rate is expected to be 34% in 2010-11 and 36% in 2011-12.
  9. India's economy will grow minimum five times in the next 20 years (McKinsey).
  10. Cost competitiveness; low labour costs.
  11. Total labour force of nearly 530 million.
  12. Large pool of skilled manpower; strong knowledge base with significant English speaking population.
  13. Young country with a median age of 30 years by 2025: India's economy will benefit from this "demographic dividend".
  14. Huge untapped market potential.
  15. The urban population of India will double from the 2001 census figure of 290m to approximately 590m by 2030 (McKinsey).
  16. Progressive simplification and rationalization of direct and indirect tax structures.
  17. Reduction in import tariffs.
  18. Full current account convertibility.
  19. Compliance with WTO norms.
  20. Robust banking and financial institutions.
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