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Import

Disaggregated data on imports by principal commodities, in Rupee terms, available for the period 2008-09 (April-February), as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, the imports during the period was mainly driven by commodities such as Petroleum crude & products, Fertilizers manufactured, Pearls Precious and semi-precious stones, coal, coke & briquettes, inorganic chemicals, vegetable oils, manufactures of metals, project goods etc.

The share of top five Principal Commodities in India's total imports during 2008-09 (April-February) include Petroleum Products (32.8 per cent), Electronic Goods (7.4 per cent), Machinery except Electronic (7.3 per cent), Gold (6.1 per cent), Pearls, Precious & Semi-Precious Stones (4.9 per cent).

(P) Provisional Figures

The details of Indian Imports of Principal Commodities
Commodities 2007-08 (April-Feb) 2008-09 (P) (April-Feb) Percentage Change
1. Bulk Imports 404,458 5,73,170 41,71
Cereals & preparations 2,829 195 -93.09
Fertilisers 20,512 60,522 195.06
Edible Oil 9,623 14,446 50.12
Sugar 5 423 7672.31
Pulp and waste paper 2,864 3,451 20.51
Paper board and mfrs. 5,760 5,835 1.30
Newsprint 1,997 3,608 80.67
Crude rubber 2,856 3,799 33.02
Non-ferrous Metals 12,651 13,446 6.28
Metalliferous ores & products 28,983 34,244 18.15
Iron and Steel 32,348 40,123 24.03
Petroleum crude and products 2,84,029 3,93,076 38.39
2. Pearis, Precious and Semi-Precious Stones 29,181 58,237 99.57
3. Machinery 1,20,920 1,43,949 19.04
Machine Tools 8,062 9,696 20.27
Machinery other than electrical 71,789 86,926 21.08
Electrical Machinery 10,521 13,411 27.46
Transport equipment 30,547 33,916 11.03
4. Project Goods 4,489 12,885 187.01
5. Others of which 3,11,350 4,10,119 31.72
Electronic goods 73,804 88,828 20.36
Gold & Silver 65,926 82,060 24.47
Organic & Inorganic chemicals. 36,467 51,705 41.78
Coal, coke & briquettes 23,549 42,691 81.29
Artificial resins, etc. 13,529 15,736 16.32
Professional instruments, etc. 14,031 16,852 20.11
Manufacrutes of metals 9,706 13,458 38.65
Medicinal & Pharma, prds. 6,183 7,588 22.72
Chemical products 5,822 8,215 41.1
Wood and wood products 4,910 5,590 13.84
Total 8,70,399 1,198,360 37.68

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