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Imports/exports of ruits and vegetables from India

This report by Hindustan Studies & Services Ltd. and Infolitics provides detailed data on imports into and exports from India of fruits and vegetables. The report starts with data on production of select fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables covered by the report fall under chapters 7, 8 and 20 of HS Code. Taking a quick view at statistics of exports and imports of all fruits and vegetables under the above three chapters, items of importance for imports and exports are identified separately. In all, 29 items are selected as important in the imports basket and 47 selected as important in the exports. In addition to giving detailed country-wise statistics for each of the selected items, the report looks at patterns and trends in each of the selected items as well as of the category as a whole. The selected products are grouped into the following categories – fresh / chilled vegetables, frozen vegetables, prepared / preserved vegetables, dried vegetables, fresh / chilled fruits, nuts, dried fruits, dried leguminous vegetables (pulses), and products made from fruits / vegetables. The report has detailed country-wise import and export statistics for each selected product for the years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and April-December 2007.

From 2004-05 to 2007-08 India’s exports of selected items grew by only 14.42 per cent, while imports grew by 68.19 per cent
Exports had a negative annual growth of 22.27 per cent during 2007-08, even though imports continued to grow at 9.91 per cent over the previous year
Import of fresh fruits has grown by 217 per cent from 2004-05 to 2007-08
Apples top India’s list of fresh fruits import. India’s import of apples has more than doubled from 2004-05 to 2006-07
India’s import of pulses has grown by about 92 per cent from 2004-05 to 2007-08
India is a net importer of fruits and vegetables with imports exceeding exports by over 1.7 million tons
Indian processing industry is acquiring strengths so trend is towards a scenario where India imports raw materials and exports value added products

by S. C.
05 february 2011, World News > Asia