TABLE 6.5
                         Exports by Commodity Group

									  (US$ million)
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                                                                         Apr-Mar   Apr-Sept  
	                  1994-95	1995-96	 Apr-Sept	Apr-Sept 1995-96    1996-97
  Commodity Group			         1995-96	1996-97  ------------------

                                                                             (% Change)       
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I. Agriculture & allied,   4210.5	6094.2	  2348.5	3330.5	   44.7	    41.8
   of which
1. Tea	                    310.7	 350.1	   164.0	158.5	   12.7	    -3.3
2. Coffee	            335.3	 449.3	   227.6	258.6	   34.0	    13.6
3. Cereals	            406.4	1480.5	   504.6	657.4	  264.3	    30.3
4. Unmanufactured tobacco    58.6	 113.2	    58.5	37.4	   93.1	   -36.1
5. Spices	            194.9	 237.2	   104.1	147.1	   21.7	    41.3
6. Cashewnuts	            396.4	 369.4	   184.9	204.8	   -6.8	    10.8
7. Oil meals	            572.6	 702.2	   213.2	344.3	   22.6	    61.5
8. Fruits & vegetables	    171.6	 212.7	    96.6	98.2	   23.9	     1.6
9. Marine products	   1126.4	1010.9	   409.3	479.5	  -10.3	    17.1
10. Raw cotton  	     44.5	  60.9	    21.1	218.6	   36.7	   934.4

II. Ores and minerals,	    987.9	1175.0	   584.3	593.0	   18.9	     1.5
    of which
11. Iron ore	            413.3	 514.5	   260.9	230.1	   24.5	   -11.8
12. Processed minerals	    263.8	 329.5	   147.0	178.7	   24.9	    21.6
13. Other ores and minerals 275.7	 294.0	   162.6	174.6	    6.7	     7.4

III.  Manufactured goods, 20567.4      23959.3	 11371.5      11865.4	   16.5	     4.3
of which
14. Leather & manufactures 1061.2	1147.6	   549.3	503.6	    8.1	    -8.3
15. Leather footwear	    549.5	 583.4	   174.0	176.2	    6.2	     1.3
16. Gems & jewellery	   4500.4	5275.2	  2475.6       2256.4	   17.2	    -8.9
17. Drugs, pharmaceuticals  800.2	1019.1	   446.7	530.4	   27.4	    18.7
& fine chemicals
18. Dyes / intermediates    479.7	 486.5	   230.7	265.9	    1.4	    15.3
& Coal tar chemicals
19. Manufactures of metals  706.1	 826.5	   373.0	488.9	    17.1    31.1
20. Machinery and  	    726.6	 827.8	   392.7	516.7	    13.9    31.6
instruments
21. Transport equipments    771.3	 924.6	   430.4	430.8	    19.9     0.1
22. Primary & semi-finished 420.8	 524.6	   256.7	208.1	    24.7   -19.0
iron & steel
23. Electronic goods	    412.3	 672.3	   295.1	389.5	    63.0    32.0
24. Cotton yarn, fabrics,  2233.8	2576.8	  1195.9       1484.1	    15.4    24.1
 madeups etc
25. Ready made garments	   3281.9	3675.8	  1759.6       1828.1	    12.0     3.9

26. Handicrafts	           1033.4	1102.9	   556.3	558.2	     6.7     0.3

IV.  Crude & petroleum 	    416.9	 453.8	   233.3	261.4	     8.8    12.0
products
V.  Others & 	            147.8	 114.8	    72.0	 89.7	   -22.3    24.6
unclassified items
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     Grand Total	  26330.5      31797.1	 14609.6      16140.0	    20.8    10.5
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Source:DGCI&S, Calcutta


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