Government's vision is to create a globally competitive electronics design, and manufacturing industry, meet country's needs and serve the international market. Few objectives of the policy are:
a) Create ecosystem for globally competitive ESDM sector
b) Build on emerging chip design and embedded software industry to achieve global leadership in chip design
c) Build a strong supply chain of raw materials, parts & electronic components to raise the indegenous availability of these inputs from present 20-25% to over 60% by 2020.
The Indian electronics industry is being driven by macro factors such as growing middle class population & rising disposable income. In addition, declining electronics prices & adoption of high-end technology devices is leading to an uptick in consumption of electronics devices. Furthermore, technology transitions such as roll out of 4G/LTE networks and IoT are driving accelerated adoption of electronics products. Initiatives such as Digital India and Smart City projects have raised the demand for IoT in the market. Similarly, the digital banking sector like wallet players, payment banks will raise demand POS, VSAT-enabled mobile ATMs, which will give a fillip to the growing industry.
- One of the largest electronics markets in the world, anticipated reaching USD 400 bn in 2025
- The electronics market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17% during 2014-2020
- The government has envisioned a target of “Net Zero Imports” by 2020
100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route
In case of electronics items for defence, FDI up to 49% is allowed under automatic route, whereas anything above 49% is allowed through the government approval.
for more details refer FDI Policy 2017
- India's gaming market to reach USD 801 mn by 2022
- Indian IoT market to reach USD 9 bn by 2020
- Fastest growing smart phone market in Asia Pacific
The Indian electronics and hardware market grew by 8.6% YoY to reach USD 75 bn in 2015.
Nearly 70-80% of the electronic components market is imports driven. The electronics products segment contributed 82% to the overall market in 2015, and the rest comprised electronic components.
The electronic products industry in India was valued at USD 61.8 bn in 2015 which is further segmented as follows:
- Mobile devices (27%), Consumer Electronics (18%), Industrial Electronics (15%), IT/Office automation (10%), Automotive Electronics (8%), Telecom (8%), Strategic (Aerospace and defence) (7%), Medical devices (4%) and Others (3%)
The electronic component industry was valued at USD 13.5 bn of which electro-mechanical segment had the highest share at 30%. Passive and active segments handled 27% and 22% share respectively. Remaining market of 20% was handled by the Others segment.
- Sector growth rate (p.a.)
- Mobile manufacturing growth rate (p.a.)
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FDI inflows (in USD) in April 2000 - September 2017
FDI equity inflows growth in 2014-16 viz-a-viz 2012-14
FDI allowed in electronics sector
July 2017 - China's Midea Group, plans to invest up to USD 123.5 mn in India.
June 2017 - Intel has announced an investment of USD 167.4 mn to expand its R&D presence and build a new state-of-the-art design house in Bangalore. The proposed facility will be located at Intel’s 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) in Bangalore, Karnataka.
October 2016 - Holitech Technology, a China-based LCD and touchscreen panel manufacturer, has announced plans to invest up to USD 1 bn in India by the end of 2017.