A problem regarding accurate and latest updated statistical data of  Indian Trade Unions is not available year to year. Unlike in advanced countries, related data is not compiled by Labour Bureau, Govt of India  every year. Therefore it is published once in every ten years. Unofficial data are maintained and often published by individual central trade unions, but often their accuracy is in question.

Number of Registered Trade Unions *

Workers’ Unions Employers’ Unions All Unions
Year On Register Submitting Return On Register Submitting Return On Reg. Submitting Return
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2000 41136 7231 409 22 41545 7253
2001 41563 6513 416 18 41984 6531
2002 37903 7734 189 78 38092 7812
2003 42207 7229 419 29 46215 7258
2004 30009 5217 382 25 30391 5242
2005 45842 8255 464 62 46306 8317
2006 42448 8411 469 60 42917 8471
2007 40175 7405 74 3 40249 7408
2008 27063 9702 74 7 27137 9709
2009 22284 3861 22284 3861
2010 19320 2936 56 1 19376 2937

* Table source: Labour Bureau, Govt of India

Membership Data, Income, Expenditure and Funds of Trade Unions in India*

Year Registered Submitting Return Percent- age response Membership at the end of the year Income Rs. (In million_ Expenditure Balance
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2000 41545 7253 17.4 5416 4 5420 1391 596 795
2001 41984 6531 15.6 5871 3 5874 1522 532 990
2002 38092 7812 20.5 6924 50 6974 1225 568 657
2003 46215 7258 15.7 6272 5 6277 2021 676 1345
2004 30391 5242 17.3 3391 5 3396 1863 567 1296
2005 46306 8317 18.0 8711 12 8722 2854 889 1965
2006 42917 8471 19.7 8951 11 8962 2784 956 1828
2007 40249 7408 18.4 7872 5 7877 1105 430 675
2008 27137 9709 35.8 9573 7 9580 2241 813 1428
2009 22284 3861 17.3 6481 6480 854 387 467
2010 19376 2937 15.2 5097 * 5097 568 342 226

* Table source: Labour Bureau, Govt of India

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