The integration of the domestic economy through the twin channels of trade and capital flows has accelerated in the past two decades which has seen the Indian economy grow from US$ 500 billion to about US$ 2 trillion, and the country's per capita income has nearly trebled in that period. India's trade and external sector has had a significant impact in this growth.
India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves stood at US$ 312,382 million as on May 30, 2014. Foreign currency assets aggregated to US$ 285,291 million and the value of gold reserves stood at US$ 20,965 million, as on May 30, 2014, according to the weekly statistical data released by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
India received total amount (including equity inflows, 're-invested earnings' and 'other capital') of foreign investment worth US$ 323,912 million in the period April 2000 - March 2014 and a cumulative amount of US$ 217,581 million in the same period. The country remains one of the top destinations for FDI inflows from Asian countries, with Mauritius contributing 36 per cent and Singapore 12 per cent of the total foreign inflows in the aforesaid period.