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Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
19 MAR 2021 4:00PM by PIB Delhi
Exports from the Manufacturing Sector

Major commodity-group wise data on merchandise exports in last five years is at Annexure.

The Government has taken the following key steps to boost exports:

    1. The mid-term review of the current Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) was carried out in December 2017.
    2. Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) extended by one year i.e. upto 31-3-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
    3. Interest Equalization Scheme on pre and post shipment rupee export credit has also been extended by one year i.e. upto 31-3-2021.
    4. A new Scheme, Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP), has been launched.
    5. Common Digital Platform for Certificate of Origin has been launched to facilitate trade and increase FTA utilization by exporters.
    6. A comprehensive “Agriculture Export Policy” to provide an impetus to agricultural exports related to agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and food processing sectors, is under implementation.
    7. Promoting and diversifying services exports by pursuing specific action plans for the 12 Champion Services Sectors.
    8. Promoting districts as export hubs by identifying products with export potential in each district, addressing bottlenecks for exporting these products and supporting local exporters/manufacturers to generate employment in the district.
    9. Active role of Indian missions abroad towards promoting India’s trade, tourism, technology and investment goals has been enhanced.
    10. Package announced in light of the covid pandemic to support domestic industry through various banking and financial sector relief measures, especially for MSMEs, which constitute a major share in exports.

Annexure

India’s major commodity groups-wise export during last five years

Value in US$ millions

S. No

Major Commodity groups

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

1

Engineering Goods                                          

61949.53

67216.12

78695.69

83621.65

78704.38

2

Petroleum Products                                         

30582.64

31545.27

37465.08

46553.58

41288.73

3

Gems And Jewellery                                         

39284.27

43412.75

41544.44

40251.03

35898.48

4

Organic & Inorganic Chemical                            

13696.98

14476.87

18508.5

22379.30

22082.78

5

Drugs And Pharmaceuticals                                  

16909.49

16785.01

17282.81

19146.55

20703.46

6

Rmg Of All Textiles                                        

16964.36

17368.16

16706.94

16138.29

15488.06

7

Electronic Goods                                           

5959.52

5962.94

6393.12

8829.43

11700.57

8

Cotton Yarn/Fabs./Madeups, Handloom Products Etc.          

10119.36

9862.21

10260.36

11215.15

10027.73

9

Plastic And Linoleum                                       

5764.18

5796.47

6851.13

8607.48

7551.55

10

Marine Products                                            

4767.51

5903.05

7389.22

6802.56

6722.06

11

Rice                                                       

5846.62

5733.77

7806.15

7750.61

6403.23

12

Man-Made Yarn/Fabs./Madeups Etc.                           

4621.66

4557.08

4826.33

4980.51

4821.42

13

Leather And Leather Manufactures                           

5407.84

5165.61

5289.13

5140.85

4658.48

14

Mica, Coal And Other Ores, Minerals Including Process      

3656.04

3578.15

3776.88

4254.71

3948.40

15

Meat, Dairy And Poultry Products                           

4575.47

4368.79

4610.06

4363.72

3714.30

16

Spices                                                     

2541.46

2851.95

3115.37

3322.45

3621.37

17

Ceramic Products And Glassware                             

1712.05

1856.61

2131.78

2649.16

2870.65

18

Iron Ore                                                   

191.46

1533.53

1471.06

1317.29

2624.96

19

Fruits And Vegetables                                      

2268.81

2454.72

2513.33

2540.90

2380.48

20

Handicrafts Excl. Hand Made Carpet                         

1648.00

1926.73

1823.34

1838.08

1797.85

21

Cereal Preparations And Miscellaneous Processed Item       

1319.75

1270.84

1416.64

1555.45

1527.04

22

Carpet                                                     

1440.07

1490.19

1429.82

1481.85

1373.30

23

Oil Seeds                                                  

1246.89

1355.24

1174.34

1156.77

1318.06

24

Tobacco                                                    

982.01

958.68

934.25

981.33

905.16

25

Oil Meals                                                  

553.01

805.43

1093.16

1508.65

827.89

26

Tea                                                        

720.03

731.26

837.36

830.93

826.53

27

Coffee                                                     

783.87

842.85

968.57

822.34

738.86

28

Cashew                                                     

768.55

786.93

922.41

654.43

566.82

29

Jute Mfg. Including Floor Covering                         

295.36

309.94

335.08

324.93

342.61

30

Other Cereals                                              

261.18

212.31

248.59

348.97

205.20

31

Others

15453.12

14732.97

15705.22

18709.16

17720.63

 

 India’s total export

262291.09

275852.43

303526.16

330078.09

313361.04

Source: DGCI&S, Kolkata

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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