Import of Agricultural Products 
(Quantity : '000 tonnes)
( Value : Rs. in Crore)
Commodity  April 1990 - March 1991  April 1991 - March 1992  April 1992 - March 1993
Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value
Pulses 791.95 473.24 5976 312.61 255.27 8166 382.62 334.37 8739
Wheat 65.95 24.19 3668 Neg.   1363.70 710.06 5207
Rice 66.06 39.19 5932 12.12 10.94 9026 102.38 73.32 7162
Other Cereals 1.59 0.28 1761 1.35 0.22 1630 1.18 0.19 1610
Cereal Preparation 118.75 86.99 7325 174.30 162.26 9309 145.87 182.19 12490
Milk & Cream 0.98 3.38 34490 2.13 8.01 37606 9.43 44.79 47497
Cashew Nuts 81.72 132.37 16198 106.08 266.68 25140 134.99 376.33 27878
Fruits & Nuts Excluding Cashew Nuts - 107.67 - 100.05 - 188.92
Spices # # # # # #
Sugar  12.10 9.44 7802 2.59 0.83 3205 1.34 0.43 3209
Oil Seeds - 6.42 - 9.65 - 10.64
Vegetable Oils Fixed (Edible) 484.58 322.22 6649 226.05 247.79 10962 102.77 166.88 16238
Vegetable & Animal fats 0.31 0.47 15161 0.40 1.02 25500 0.47 1.53 32553
Cotton (Raw & Waste) # # # # 138.13 216.49 15673
Jute (Raw) # # # # # #
Tea # # # # # #
Wood & Wood Products # # # - 415.55 - 570.11
Total Agricultural Imports   1205.86     1478.27     2876.25  
Total National Imports   43170.82     47850.84     63374.52  
% Share of Agricultural Import in    2.79     3.09     4.54  
National  Imports                  
(Continued)
                 
Commodity  April 1993 - March 1994  April 1994 - March 1995  April 1995 - March 1996
  Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value
Pulses 628.16 567.01 9027 554.27 592.73 10694 490.75 685.57 13970
Wheat 241.70 125.65 5199 0.54 0.38 7037 8.24 10.39 12609
Rice 75.52 55.26 7317 6.99 8.55 12232 0.08 0.05 6250
Other Cereals 0.53 0.11 2075 0.99 0.34 3434 1.04 0.24 2308
Cereal Preparation 85.03 109.87 12921 71.85 83.06 11560 55.65 69.48 12485
Milk & Cream 2.55 16.53 64824 0.95 5.72 60211 5.09 37.01 72711
Cashew Nuts 191.32 482.70 25230 228.18 691.29 30296 222.82 760.08 34112
Fruits & Nuts Excluding Cashew Nuts - 217.82 - 313.60 - 330.86
Spices 25.68 75.72 29486 20.27 54.97 27119 24.28 74.12 30527
Sugar  0.35 0.45 12857 1780.78 2283.12 12821 150.63 215.89 14332
Oil Seeds - 6.98 - 5.35 - 36.17
Vegetable Oils Fixed (Edible) 114.36 166.63 14571 346.75 624.24 18003 1061.99 2261.93 21299
Vegetable & Animal fats 0.64 1.69 26406 0.75 1.96 26133 0.94 3.24 34468
Cotton (Raw & Waste) 3.82 18.39 48141 80.80 506.90 62735 69.62 521.23 74868
Jute (Raw) 37.97 32.57 8578 67.93 61.71 9084 54.50 47.90 8789
Tea - - # # - -
Wood & Wood Products - 449.95 - 703.29 - 835.94
Total Agricultural Imports 2327.33 5937.21 5890.10
Total National Imports 73101.01 89970.70 122678.14
% Share of Agricultural Import in  3.18 6.60 4.80
National  Imports                
(Continued)
                 
Commodity  April 1996 - March 1997 April 1997 - March 1998 April 1998 - March 1999
  Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value   Quantity Value
Pulses 654.91 890.34 13595 1008.16 1194.64 11850 563.60 708.81 12576
Wheat 612.68 403.76 6590 1485.78 988.98 6656 1803.70 1164.78 6458
Rice Neg. 0.02 #VALUE! 0.05 0.06 12000 6.65 5.40 8120
Other Cereals 1.96 0.50 2551 1.12 0.34 3036 2.02 1.07 5297
Cereal Preparation 49.48 82.67 16708 59.83 94.01 15713 38.45 39.20 10195
Milk & Cream 0.42 2.60 61905 0.78 5.36 68718 1.89 12.31 65132
Cashew Nuts 212.86 687.57 32302 246.20 767.19 31161 243.35 968.76 39809
Fruits & Nuts Excluding Cashew Nuts - 456.03 #VALUE! - 575.07 #VALUE! - 670.39 #VALUE!
Spices 29.00 97.14 33497 34.08 134.92 39589 61.12 298.58 48851
Sugar  2.13 3.18 14930 346.91 470.25 13555 900.47 1111.22 12340
Oil Seeds - 4.70 #VALUE! - 2.47 #VALUE! - 8.52 #VALUE!
Vegetable Oils Fixed (Edible) 1415.79 2929.19 20689 1265.75 2764.67 21842 2621.85 7588.93 28945
Vegetable & Animal fats 0.77 3.32 43117 0.99 4.58 46263 1.46 6.89 47192
Cotton (Raw & Waste) 2.92 31.56 108082 9.97 80.65 80893 57.40 381.11 66395
Jute (Raw) 48.08 75.76 15757 45.54 50.54 11098 99.46 86.38 8685
Tea - - #VALUE! - - #VALUE! #DIV/0!
Wood & Wood Products - 944.26 #VALUE! - 1650.46 #VALUE! - 1514.13 #VALUE!
Total Agricultural Imports 6612.60 8784.19 14566.48
Total National Imports 138919.88 154176.29 178331.69
% Share of Agricultural Import in  4.76 5.70 8.17
National  Imports                
(Continued)
                 
Commodity April 1999 - March 2000 April 2000-March 2001    April 2001-March 2002
  Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value
Pulses 250.77 354.69 14144 349.84 498.47 14249 2217.82 3160.16 14249
Wheat 1365.97 774.35 5669 4.22 2.87 6801 1.35 0.84 6222
Rice 34.99 29.95 8560 13.19 17.78 13480 0.06 0.07 11667
Other Cereals 205.20 114.07 5559 30.37 15.55 5120 4.76 3.58 7521
Cereal Preparation 14.36 43.14 30042 21.78 50.89 23365 35.13 82.34 23439
Milk & Cream 18.89 107.31 56808 1.32 7.48 56667 1.17 8.39 71709
Cashew Nuts 256.00 1198.26 46807 249.32 960.85 38539 161.79 431.14 26648
Fruits & Nuts Excluding Cashew Nuts - 590.84 - 797.76 - 756.76
Spices 65.08 294.10 45191 43.87 254.13 57928 86.29 503.87 58393
Sugar  1181.18 1110.80 9404 30.40 31.11 10234 25.58 32.60 12744
Oil Seeds - 15.42 - 7.21 - 1.34
Vegetable Oils Fixed (Edible) 4195.64 8046.05 19177 4177.17 5976.53 14308 4321.83 6464.97 14959
Vegetable & Animal fats 1.35 10.07 74593 1.18 10.89 92288 1.21 10.37 85702
Cotton (Raw & Waste) 237.40 1253.93 52819 212.36 1184.73 55789 387.04 2053.62 53060
Jute (Raw) 137.40 139.31 10139 63.48 79.50 12524 79.69 95.68 12007
Tea 5.06 25.61 50613 10.87 41.44 38123 10.31 67.01 64995
Wood & Wood Products - 1958.83 - 2149.04 - 2583.87
Total Agricultural Imports 16066.73 12086.23 16256.61
Total National Imports 215528.53 228306.64 245199.72
% Share of Agricultural Import in  7.45 5.29 6.63
National  Imports                        
Commodity April 2002-March 2003 April 2003-March 2004 April 2004 -March 2005
  Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value Quantity Value Unit Value
Pulses 1992.29 2737.05 13738 1723.33 2284.87 13258 1296.46 1718.64 13256
Wheat - - 0.46 0.25 5435 0.22 0.11 5000
Rice 0.87 1.09 12529 0.54 0.27 5000
Other Cereals 1.12 0.67 5982 1.53 1.87 12222 7.91 7.36 9305
Cereal Preparation 51.74 116.79 22572 32.51 86.85 26715 40.76 104.28 25584
Milk & Cream 1.14 9.55 83772 11.55 89.56 77541 2.23 12.87 57713
Cashew Nuts 402.98 1236.24 30677 442.59 1371.80 30995 469.33 1757.18 37440
Fruits & Nuts Excluding Cashew Nuts - 641.76 - 802.27 1057.28
Spices 121.28 586.44 48354 124.17 564.42 45455 103.52 564.92 54571
Sugar  41.43 32.83 7924 74.40 62.70 8427 889.04 954.24 10733
Oil Seeds - 11.49 - 13.89 25.59
Vegetable Oils Fixed (Edible) 4365.03 8779.64 20114 5290.30 11683.24 22084 4541.88 10755.65 23681
Vegetable & Animal fats 1.45 11.61 80069 1.76 12.68 72045 1.36 12.2 89706
Cotton (Raw & Waste) 233.85 1237.61 52923 252.90 1570.03 62081 183.06 1099.6 60068
Jute (Raw) 143.23 134.77 9409 111.97 93.92 8388 20.74 31.79 15328
Tea 23.64 125.30 53003 10.77 64.60 59981 32.82 152.79 46554
Wood & Wood Products - 1945.99 - 3269.46 3802.99
Total Agricultural Imports 17608.83 - 21972.68 22057.49
Total National Imports 297205.87 - 359107.66 481064.11
% Share of Agricultural Import in  5.92 6.12 4.59
National  Imports
#   Commodity not reported
@ : Other Oilseeds.
@@ : Oilseeds
Source:- Director General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, Ministry of Commerce,Kolkata. (Concluded)