|Import of Sensitive Items During April-March 2012.|
Total import of sensitive items for the period April-March 2012 has been Rs.100911crores as compared to Rs.70656 crores during the corresponding period of last year thereby showing an increase of 42.8%. The gross import of all commodities during same period of current year was Rs.2342217 crores as compared to Rs.1683467 crores during the same period of last year. Thus import of sensitive items constitutes 4.2% and 4.3% of the gross imports during last year and current year respectively.
2. Imports of food grains have declined at broad group level during the period. Imports of all other items viz. edible oil, automobiles, pulses, fruits & vegetables (including nuts), rubber, cotton & silk, products of SSI, spices, milk & milk products, alcoholic beverages, marble & granite and tea & coffee have increased during the period under reference.
3. In the edible oil segment, the import has increased from Rs. 29319.1 crores last year to Rs.46309.2 crores for the corresponding period of this year. The imports of both crude oil as well as refined oil have gone up by 53.5% and 85.6% respectively. The increase in edible oil import is mainly due to substantial increase in import of crude palm oil and its fractions.
4. Imports of sensitive items from Indonesia, China P RP, Malaysia, Germany, Argentina, Ukraine, Korea RP, United States of America, Japan, Thailand, Canada, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Australia, Cote D’ Ivoire, Vietnam soc Republic, Guinea Bissau etc. have gone up while those from Brazil etc. have gone down.