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Ministry of Commerce & Industry
14-May-2012 17:04 IST
Import of Essential Commodities
The commodity-wise detail of import of essential commodities is given in Annexure

The commodity-wise detail of import of essential commodities is given in Annexure. Country-wise detail during the period 2009-10, 2010-2011 and 2011-12 (April 2011- Jan.2012)

 (latest published) is available in the DGCI&S publication in CD form namely ‘Foreign Trade Statistics of India’ (Principal Commodities & Countries) for  March 2010, March 2011

 and January 2012 respectively. Such CDs are regularly sent to Parliament Library by DGCI&S.

Import takes place either because the country is short of it, as in the case of pulses and edible oils etc., or because domestic prices are higher.

Annexure

 

                                                                                                                        (Value in Rs. Crore)

Commodity

2009-10

2010-2011

2011-12

(April 11-Jan 12)

(Provisional)

WHEAT

231.90

255.85

0.00

RICE

0.37

1.12

5.14

OTHER CEREAL

76.33

59.53

25.87

CEREAL  PREPARATION

188.22

228.84

245.89

PULSES

9813.37

7149.62

7126.43

TEA

276.54

202.00

186.21

COTTON YARN & FABRICS

1038.76

1148.60

1067.58

MILK AND CREAM

77.56

491.98

905.89

CASHEW NUTS

3047.50

2649.56

4958.40

FRUITS & NUTS EXCL. CASHEW NUTS

2873.15

3636.63

3613.42

SPICES

1432.31

1556.11

1683.00

SUGAR

5965.80

2789.55

374.17

OIL SEEDS

186.61

115.48

75.61

VEGETABLE OILS FIXED (EDIBLE)

26483.32

29860.40

37718.33

JUTE, RAW

149.49

302.49

342.61

FERTILIZERS, CRUDE

3326.20

3260.86

5815.16

COTTON

RAW ;COMB./UNCOMB./WASTE

1241.37

623.54

728.40

PETROLEUM, CRUDE & PRODUCTS

411649.06

482281.69

588177.39

ORGANIC CHEMICALS

40907.62

52850.37

52619.79

INORGANIC CHEMICALS

15565.09

16499.38

22064.88

MEDICINAL & PHARMACUTICL PRODTS

9959.00

11113.86

11467.14

FERTILIZERS MANUFACTURED

28428.58

28271.94

40986.99

Total

562918.15

645349.4

780188.3

Source: DGCI&S

This information was given by Shri Jyotiradiya M. Scindia,  Minister of State for Commerce & Industry   in written reply to a question in  Lok    Sabha today.

 

DS/GK