IMPORT OF SENSITIVE ITEMS DURING APRIL NOVEMBER 2006
Date : 05 Jan 2007
Location : New Dehli
The total import of sensitive items for the
period April-November 2006 has been Rs 13075 crores as compared to Rs 12126
crores during the corresponding period last year thereby showing an increase of
7.8%. The gross import of all commodity during same period of current year was
Rs 528740 crores as compared to Rs 373006 crores during the same period of last
year. Thus import of sensitive items constitute 3.3% and 2.5% of the gross
imports during last year and current year respectively.
Imports of fruits & vegetables (including nuts)
and tea & coffee have shown a decline at broad group level during the period.
Imports of items viz. edible oil, cotton & silk, food grains, products of SSI,
rubber, marble & Granite, Alcoholic beverages, spices, automobiles and milk &
milk products have shown increase during the period under reference.
In the edible oil segment, the imports has
increased from Rs.6497 crore last year to Rs 6926 crore for the corresponding
period of this year. A significant feature of edible oil import is that import
of crude oil has gone up by 14.8% and that of refined oil have gone down by
49.6%. The growth in edible oil import is mainly due to significant increase in
import of Crude Palm Oil and its fractions which has gone up by 36%.
Imports of sensitive items from Indonesia,
Argentina, Australia, United States of America, China P RP, Malaysia, Russia,
Japan, Sri Lanka DSR, Cote D’ Ivory, Germany, Ghana etc. have gone up while
those from Brazil, Guinea Bissau, Egypt A RP, Benin etc. have shown a decrease.