UK INVESTMENT IN INDIA 
 

We consider UK as one of the most important source of FDI for India not only amongst the EU countries but also vis--vis other countries in the world. With a share of 37 percent in EU’s total outflow of FDI in non-EU countries, I think UK is a very natural and important partner for a country like India that requires massive investment for its infrastructural needs- Kamal Nath, Indian Commerce Minister at India UK CEO's Round Table on January 21, 2008. In the first nine months of Indian fiscal year 2007-08, the highest number of FDI approvals in India was in the fuel sector. In terms of value, the highest investment amounting to Rs 7044.16 million was in telecommunication. Between 1991 and August 2007, the number of technical collaboration approved from the UK stood at 856. This accounts for 10.85 percent of total technology transfer approvals ranking fourth after the US, Germany and Japan.
 

UK investment in India
(Rs in million)

 

Year

Actual

 

UK

UK share of total

1992

871.8

 12.6

1993

2422.7

13.0

1994

4967.6

15.9

1995

2236.8

3.4

1996

1809.0

2.0

1997

3323.2

2.5

1998

2208.5

1.6

1999

3959.9

3.8

2000

2814.8

1.5

2001

12840.2

4.3

2002
16988.1
7.9
2003
8629.0
9.0
2004 
6585.4
4.5
2005

9578.1

5.0

2006  

78247.3

15.5

2007 (January-July)

13603.80

6.1

Source: SIA, Federal Commerce ministry, Govt. of India

  Top ten investing countries in the UK : 2002-03

 

Country

Projects

Total new jobs

USA

283

17271

Canada

73

1946

Germany

50

2768

Japan

49

1108

France

45

2144

China

22

234

Irish Republic

20

1397

India

19

316

Italy  

15

733

Australia

14

453

Rest of EU

62

4483

Rest of the World 

57

1543

Total

709

34306

Source:  invest.uk annual review 2002-03

Updated on January 29  2008


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