Economy

Sensitive items import up 42% in April-Oct 2011

Arun S. New Delhi | Updated on January 06, 2012 Published on January 06, 2012




Import of sensitive items during April-October 2011 recorded a 41.8 per cent increase over the same period in the previous year to reach Rs 57,399 crore.

Edible oil imports during the period rose 67.6 per cent to Rs 26,621.5 crore mainly due to substantial increase in import of crude palm oil and its fractions, an official statement said on Friday. Imports of crude oil and refined oil have gone up by 68.3 per cent and 62.7 per cent, respectively.

Imports of automobiles, fruits and vegetables (including nuts), pulses, rubber, cotton and silk, products of small scale industries, spices, marble and granite, alcoholic beverages as well as tea and coffee increased during the period, while imports of milk and milk products as well as foodgrains declined.

Imports of sensitive items from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Argentina, Germany, Korea, the US, Ukraine, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Cote D' Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, UK and Guinea Bissau went up while those from Myanmar, Brazil and Australia declined.

Published on January 06, 2012
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