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Electronics to urea: China is everywhere in India's consumer industries

Import of mobile phone components during April-February FY20, according to government figures, hit $7.5 billion - of which 25 per cent was from the land of the dragon.

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India is dependent on Chinese components in a wide range of industries like electronics.

Surajeet Das GuptaArnab DuttaSohini DasSanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi/Mumbai
The “Made in India” tag on your smartphone hides one very important fact: There is a very large proportion of China within the device.

Import of mobile phone components (including printed circuit boards) during April-February FY20, according to government figures, hit $7.5 billion — of which 25 per cent was from the land of the dragon.

Hari Om Rai, chairman of Lava International, said: “Yes, we are vulnerable. Import content in our phones vary from 60-80 per cent. And China constitutes anything between 20 and 50 per cent of that.”

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First Published: Jun 18 2020 | 3:07 AM IST

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