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Overview of Electronics India

By Spotlight - 26-03-2019

Electronics Manufacturing Industry is one of the largest & fastest growing industries in the world with a size of USD 1.75 Trillion and is expected to reach USD 2.4 trillion by 2020. The demand in the Indian Electronics Market alone is expected to reach USD 400 billion by 2020. With the present growth rate, India can manufacture goods required worth USD 100 billion only. To address the gap of supply & demand, Government of India has set a vision to transform India into a global hub for ESDM sector to cater both domestic and global demand.

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Advantage India


Market size – USD100 billion - Growing demand: Demand from households is set to accelerate given rising disposable incomes, changing lifestyles and easier access to credit; Government and corporate spending will also contribute to growth in demand.

2020E Market size – USD400 billion - Attractive opportunities: The electronics market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 41.4 per cent

during 2016–20; Intended reduction in government’s import bill is likely to boost domestic electronics manufacturers.

Higher Investments: Sector has attracted strong investments in the form of M&As and other FDI inflows;  Companies are set to augment investments in production, distribution and R&D in the next few years; Government has received investment proposals for USD17.5 million for which they intend to provide incentives under M-SIPS scheme. Applications received before July, 2020 will be considered.

Policy support: 100 per cent FDI allowed in the electronics hardware manufacturing sector under the automatic route; Initiatives like Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) will provide a capex subsidy of 20 – 25 per cent; As per Make in India Initiative, Electronic Development Fund Policy has been approved to rationalise an inverted duty structure; Focus on local manufacturing and design LED growth of the ESDM sector, the IESA provided a budgetary support of USD110 million through schemes.

Market Overview and Trends

The Indian electronics sector is split into six product segments:


Electronics production in India has been growing at a rapid pace:

  • Total production of electronics hardware goods in India is estimated to reach US$ 47.87 billion in FY17 and is expected to reach US$ 104 billion by 2020
  • Production expanded at a CAGR of 12.60 per cent during FY07–17
  • High production is majorly contributed by accelerating demand for advanced TVs, mobile phones, computers & defence related electronic equipments during FY07 to FY15
  • During FY16, production of industrial electronics, mobile phones & LED was recorded at USD6.89 billion, USD8.25 billion & USD0.55 billion, in value terms, respectively.
  • In March 2017, Xiaomi announced its 2nd manufacturing plant along with Taiwan based company Foxconn, in Andhra Pradesh. This will help create employment in 100 nearby villages for at least 5,000 people.


Consumer electronics have the highest share in production:

  • According to government estimates, Consumer Electronics has the highest share (29.7 per cent) in the total production of electronic goods in India. The growth in consumer electronics over the years has been accompanied by an increase in imports in respect of certain items like LCD/LED TVs
  • The Electronic Components had witnessed a growth of about 23.74 per cent from the previous year which was supported by the rapid growth in domestic manufacturing of electronic components. Indust