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Disaggregated data on exports by Principal Commodities, in Rupee terms, available for the period 2008-09 (April-February) as compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. Exports during the period was mainly driven by Engineering Goods, Chemical & related products, Agriculture & allied products, Electronic goods, Plantation and Sports goods. The top five Principal Commodity Groups in India's total exports basket during 2008-09 (April-February) include Engineering Goods (23.9 per cent), Petroleum Products (16.3 per cent), Chemicals (14.1 per cent), Gems & Jewellery (11.2 per cent) and Textiles (11.1 percent).

Export of Principal Commodities (Rs. crore)
Commodities 2007-08 (April-Feb) 2008-09 (April-Feb) Percentage Change
Plantations 3,348 4,343 29.7
Agricultural and allied products 48,542 59,312 22.2
Marine products 6,396 6,552 2.0
Ores and Minerals 31,994 32,965 3.0
Leather and manufactures 12,908 15,011 16.3
Gems and Jewellery 71,868 78,260 8.9
Sports goods 481 596 23.9
Chemical and related products 78,795 98,389 24.9
Engineering goods 1,19,546 1,66,206 39.0
Electronic goods 12,521 18,462 47.5
Project goods 559 595 6.5
Textiles 66,610 77,211 15.9
Handicrafts 1,918 1,273 -33.7
Carpets 3,591 3,302 -8.1
Cotton raw including waste 6,597 2,507 -62.0
Petroleum products 97,803 1,13,270 15.8
Unclassified Exports 14,412 18,272 26.8
Total 5,77,889 6,96,498 20.5

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 11-01-2011