The Indian auto-components industry has experienced healthy growth over the last few years. The auto-component industry of India has expanded by 18.3 per cent to reach at a level of US$ 51.2 billion in FY 2017-18.
The auto-components industry accounts for 2.3 per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs as many as 1.5 million people directly and indirectly each. A stable government framework, increased purchasing power, large domestic market, and an ever increasing development in infrastructure have made India a favourable destination for investment.
The Indian auto-components industry can be broadly classified into the organised and unorganised sectors. The organised sector caters to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and consists of high-value precision instruments while the unorganised sector comprises low-valued products and caters mostly to the aftermarket category.
The total value of India’s automotive exports stood at US$ 13.5 billion in 2017-18 as compared US$ 10.9 billion in the year 2016-17. This has been driven by strong growth in the domestic market and increasing globalisation (including exports) of several Indian suppliers. Growth is further expected to accelerate to 8-10 per cent in FY19 due to pick up in global scenario. **
According to the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the Indian auto-components industry is expected to register a turnover of US$ 100 billion by 2020 backed by strong exports ranging between US$ 80- US$ 100 billion by 2026.