India's economic relation with the island has increased during the past five years. Bilateral trade increased from about €46million in 2010 to €60.41million in 2014,in which imports from India was over €47million and exports to India was €13million. Major exports from India to Reunion were fish, prawns, cereals, auto parts, metal & steel products, garments & textiles, Basmati rice, vegetables, spices, etc. India's imports from Reunion Island were mainly metal scraps, recycling materials (waste paper, carton), pulp, etc. In June 2013 the Indian Oil Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Intent with Reunion for collaboration in the oil and gas sector.
Till the beginning of 2013, Air Mauritius was the only air link with India via Mauritius. Since February 2013, Air Austral has established direct connection between the capital city Saint Denis and Chennai twice a week. This direct flight is expected to further enhance trade and economic cooperation as well as people-to-people contacts between Reunion and India.