Imports of sensitive items up 0.9% in April-July

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New Delhi, Oct 03 (UNI) The total import of sensitive items increased by 0.9 per cent for the period April-July 07 at Rs 6,356 crores as compared to Rs 6,301 crores during the corresponding period of last year.

According to an official release issued here today, the gross import of all commodity during same period of current year was Rs 2,97,081 crores as compared to Rs 2,53,546 crores during the same period of last year.

Thus import of sensitive items constitute 2.5 per cent and 2.1 per cent of the gross imports during last year and current year respectively.

Imports of fruits and vegetables (including nuts), products of SSI, marble and Granite, Tea and Coffee and milk and milk products have shown a decline at broad group level whereas imports of cotton and silk, automobiles, rubber and Alcoholic beverages have shown an increase.

In the edible oil segment, the import has increased very marginally from Rs 3,547.51 crores last year to Rs 3,551.15 crores for April- July this year.

The import of crude oil has gone down by 1.7 per cent and that of refined oil has gone up by 36.7 per cent. There is significant growth in import of Crude palm oil and its fractions, which has gone up by 19 per cent.

Imports of sensitive items from Indonesia, United States of America, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Australia etc have gone up while those from Argentina, China P RP, Cote D' Ivoire, Malaysia, Benin, Sri Lanka DSR and Egypt have shown a decrease, the release added.


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