Share of Agriculture in India’s exports and imports

Share of Agriculture in Foreign trade

Some of the agro products such as tea, sugar, oilseeds, tobacco, spices and fibers make India’s main items of exports. The following table sourced from DGCI&S, Ministry of Commerce, Kolkata, created on 25.5.2010 shows the scenario of role of Agriculture in India’s International Business.

Share of Agriculture in India’s Imports

Year  

Agricultural Imports  

Total National Imports  

% of National Imports

1990-91  

1205.86  

43170.82  

2.79  

1991-92  

1478.27  

47850.84  

3.09  

1992-93  

2876.25  

63374.52  

4.54  

1993-94  

2327.33  

73101.01  

3.18  

1994-95  

5937.21  

89970.70  

6.60  

1995-96  

5890.10  

122678.14  

4.80  

1996-97  

6612.60  

138919.88  

4.76

1997-98  

8784.19  

154176.29  

5.70  

1998-99  

14566.48  

178331.69  

8.17  

1999-00  

16066.73  

215528.53  

7.45  

2000-01  

12086.23  

228306.64  

5.29  

2001-02  

16256.61  

245199.72  

6.63  

2002-03  

17608.83  

297205.87  

5.92  

2003-04  

21972.68  

359107.66

6.12  

2004-05  

22811.84  

501064.54  

4.55  

2005-06  

21499.22  

660408.90  

3.26  

2006-07  

29637.86  

840506.31  

3.53  

2007-08  

29906.24  

1012311.70  

2.95  

200809(P)  

36736.52  

1340587.78  

2.74  

Average  

   

4.85% 

 

Share of Agriculture in India’s Exports

Year

Agriculture Exports  

National Exports  

% of national Exports  

1990-91  

6012.76  

32527.28  

18.49  

1991-92  

7838.04  

44041.81  

17.80  

1992-93  

9040.30  

53688.26  

16.84  

1993-94  

12586.55  

69748.85  

18.05  

1994-95  

13222.76  

82673.40

15.99  

1995-96  

20397.74  

106353.35  

19.18  

1996-97  

24161.29  

118817.32  

20.33  

 

1997-98  

24832.45  

130100.64  

19.09  

1998-99  

25510.64  

139751.77  

18.25  

1999-00  

25313.66  

159095.20  

15.91  

2000-01  

28657.37  

201356.45  

14.23  

2001-02  

29728.61

209017.97  

14.22  

2002-03  

34653.94  

255137.28  

13.58  

2003-04  

37266.52  

293366.75  

12.70  

2004-05  

41602.65  

375339.53  

11.08  

2005-06  

49216.96  

456417.86  

10.78  

2006-07  

62411.42  

571779.28  

10.92  

2007-08  

79039.72  

655863.52  

12.05

200809(P)  

85961.82  

839977.96  

10.23  

Average

   

15.24% 

 

  1. On an average since 1991 share of agriculture in India’s total exports has been 4.85% and in exports 15.24%.
  2. In 2008-09, share of agriculture in India’s total importans was 2.74% and share of agriculture in India’s total exports was 10.23%.
  3. The share of agriculture in India’s exports was around 18-20 % in the 1990s which has now decreased to around 10-12%.

The following graph shows this trend:

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  • Yuvraj
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    why Indian government giving our export value to the companies who are not doing big export business