Apple is looking to manufacture 25% of all of its iPhones in India, the country’s commerce minister said Monday.
Piyush Goyal, India’s minister of commerce and industry, called Apple “another success story” as he talked up the business credentials of the world’s fifth-largest economy.
“They’re [Apple] already at about 5-7% of their manufacturing in India. If I am not mistaken, they are targeting to go up to 25% of their manufacturing,” Goyal said at a conference.
Apple did not reply to a request for comment when contacted by CNBC.
Last year, Apple began assembling its flagship iPhone 14 in India. It was the first time the tech giant, based in Cupertino, California, produced its latest model in India so close to its launch. Apple has been manufacturing iPhones in India since 2017, but these were usually older models.
Taiwanese firm Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple’s iPhones, is manufacturing the smartphones at its Sriperumbudur factory on the outskirts of Chennai in eastern India.