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Consulate General of India, Munich

Fact Sheet: State of Bavaria

Map of Germany

The German states

Map of Bavaria

Location, Area and Capital City


South Germany, 70,550 sq Kms and Munich

Population (2016)


12.84 million



Mr. Markus Söder (Political Party: CSU; Since March 2018) (Equivalent to CM in India)

GDP, Germany (2016)/ Bavaria (2016)


€ 3133 billion / € 568 billion



Euro (1 € = Around 70 Indian Rupees)

Composition of GDP of Bavaria


Services (66.8 %), Manufacturing (32.1 %), Agriculture and forestry (1.1%)

Unempl. Rate of Bavaria (March 2017)


3.5% (For Germany it is 6%)

Inflation rate of Bavaria (March 2017)

Total Trade 2017


1.7 % (Germany 1.6%)

Germany’s Global Trade (Export/Import)


Exports: €1279billion & Imports € 1040 billion

Germany’s Total Global Trade


€ 2319 billion

Bavaria’s Global Trade (Export/Import)


Exports: €192 billion & Imports €179 billion

Bavaria’s Total Global Trade


Bilateral Trade 2017


371 billion


Indo-German Trade (Export/Import)

Total Indo-German Trade


Exports to India €10.6 bn/ Imports from India €8.5 bn

€19.2 billion

Indo-Bavarian Trade(Export/Import)

Total Indo-Bavarian Trade



Exports to India €1.6 bn/ Imports from India €1.2 bn €2.8 billion

Major Industries in Bavaria


Automobile, Heavy Engineering, Power, Electronics, Communications, Aerospace, IT, Health Science, etc

Major Indian Exports to Bavaria


Articles of Leather & Leather clothes; Bearing, gears, gearing and driving elements; Apparel of cotton (Knitted or crocheted fabrics) and Silk; Machinery & Apparatus for electricity production & distribution; Paints & Varnishes; Furniture; Footwear

Major Indian Imports from Bavaria


Machinery and apparatus for electricity production, distribution; Automotive components, bearing, gears and driving elements; Machinery and Tool; Plastics; Measuring and automatic control instruments and appliances, pumps and Compressors; Medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances

Major Bavarian Companies in India


Siemens, BMW, Audi, MAN, Adidas, Allianz, Munich Re, Osram, Infineon, Linde, etc

Major Indian Companies in Bavaria


TCS, Wipro, L&T Infotech, Dr Reddy’s Lab, Torrent Pharma, Graphite India, Sona Group, etc

Indian Community


14,800 Indians


June 2018


Public dealing hours for passports, OCI and other consular documents is Monday till Friday from 09:30 - 12:30 hours

For Passport, OCI and consular matters - please contact cons.munich@mea.gov.in giving applicant's personal details and Web File No.

Visa queries and applications should be submitted to International Visa Services (http://ivs-germany.com).   In case of any problem, visa section of the Consulate can be contacted through cons.munich@mea.gov.in.  Please furnish Web File No. while communicating.

Commercial Representative / Consul (E&C) Mr. N.Ramakrishnan may be contacted at <com.munich@mea.gov.in for commercial matters.

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