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Amplifying growth

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


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Industry Scenario

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 dependent. 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.

Growth Drivers

  • Sector growth rate (p.a.)


  • Mobile manufacturing growth rate (p.a.)


  • Domestic manufacturing growth rate (p.a.)


  • Hardware market growth (y.o.y.)


Key policies

Duty Exemption and Remission Schemes

Duty exemption schemes enable duty free import of inputs required for export production. Duty Exemption Schemes consist of (a) Advance Authorisation scheme and (b) Duty Free Import Authorisation (DFIA) scheme. A Duty Remission Scheme enables post export replenishment / remission of duty on inputs used in export product. Duty Remission Schemes consist of (a) Duty Entitlement Passbook (DEPB) Scheme and (b) Duty Drawback (DBK) Scheme.

Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme

Scheme to provide world-class infrastructure for attracting investments in the Electronics Systems Design and Manufacturing sector. Government proposes to offer a package of incentives to attract domestic and global investments into ESDM sector. Further the financial assistance for setting up Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) would be for both greenfield EMCs and brownfield EMCs.

Electronics Development Fund Policy

Electronics Development Fund Policy provides a framework to set up an Electronics Development Fund (EDF) as a Fund of Funds which will foster R&D and innovation in technology sectors like electronics, IT and nano-electronics. EDF will support Venture Funds and Angel Funds, which will be professionally managed and are dedicated to these sectors.

Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS)

Investment threshholds for electronic products including nano-electronic and telecom products investment threshhold will be INR 10 cr for manufacturing and financial assistance will be 20% of Capex to SEZs and 25% of Capex + reimbursement of excise/ CVD on capital equipment. Incentives under the scheme would be available for a period of 5 years from the date of approval of the application under M-SIPS ie. incentives will be available for investments made within a period of 5 years from the date of approval.

National Policy on Electronics 2012

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. 

FDI Facts

  • 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

Recent Investments

  • March 2018 - Tata Communications will invest USD 97.5 mn in developing IoT business.

  • March 2018 - Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited (KCPT) will invest USD 37.51 mn – USD 40.0 mn to increase production by 3 times within next 3 years

  • March 2018 - Micromax will invest USD 30.0 mn to further diversify into consumer electronics segment

  • February 2018 - TUV will invest USD 48.0 mn in developing facilities for future technologies in the wireless space

  • February 2018 - Cummins India will invest around USD 500 mn to develop electric powertrain manufacturing

  • February 2018 - The Telangana Government and Nasscom will jointly invest USD 6 mn to set up Center of Excellence for data science and artificial intelligence

Major Investors