India’s largest import commodity in Agriculture

  1. Edible Vegetable Oils are India’s largest agricultural imports, followed by wood and wood products & Pulses sharing the 34%, 18%, 18%.

Commodity  

Import (2008)  

Vegetable Oils Fixed (Edible)

10301.09 

Wood & Wood Products

5456.6 

Pulses  

5374.94 

Wheat

2657.51 

Fruits & Nuts Excluding Cashew Nuts

1858.39 

Cashew Nuts

1714.75 

Spices

973.64 

Cotton (Raw & Waste)

912.14 

Cereal Preparation

161.83 

Oil Seeds

149.32 

Jute (Raw)

148.01 

Tea

130.95 

Milk & Cream

28.96 

Other Cereals

19.34 

Vegetable & Animal fats

12.48 

Sugar 

5.87 

Rice

0.42 

Total Agricultural Imports

29906.24

Total National Imports

1012311.70

% Share of Agricultural Import in 

2.95

Director General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, Ministry of Commerce, Kolkata.

 

All Data March 2008, Values in ` Crore

 

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