IMPORT OF 300 SENSITIVE ITEMS – DATA FOR APRIL-OCTOBER 2002
Date : 26 Dec 2002
Location : New Delhi
The total import of 300 sensitive tariff lines for the period April-October 2002 has been Rs. 7805 crore against Rs. 6671 crore for the corresponding period of last year thereby showing a growth of 17%. However, this growth is almost entirely due to significant increase in the import of crude palm oil, but for which import of all other sensitive items together show negative growth.
Imports of cotton & silk, alcoholic beverages and poultry have shown a decline at broad group level during the period. Imports of edible oil, fruits & vegetables, automobiles, milk & milk products, SSI products and food grains have shown increase during the period under reference.
In the edible oil segment, the imports have increased from Rs. 4016 crore last year to Rs. 4901 crore for the corresponding period this year. However, significant feature of edible oil import is that while import of crude palm oil has gone up, that of refined palm oil has gone down leading to better utilisation of the processing capacity in the country. Import of Sunflower oil both crude & refined, has gone down.
Imports from Indonesia, Malaysia, Guinea Bisu, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic & Brazil etc. have shown some increase while those from Argentina, Australia, Paraguay, Thailand, Benin & Iran etc. have shown some decrease.
IMPORT OF SENSITIVE ITEMS-PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE
Value (Rs. Crore)
||No of Tariff lines
||Milk & Milk Products
||Fruits & Vegetables
||Cotton & Silk
||Products of concern to SSI (toys, writing instruments, tiles, glassware etc.)
Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry,