Table : 6.6
                      Composition of India's Export
                                                           (Percentage shares)
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                                                                        Apr-Sept        Apr-Sept  
    Commodity Group	                      1994-95	   1995-96	 1995-96	 1996-97
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I.  Agriculture & allied, of which	        16.0	    19.2	   16.1	           20.6
   1. Tea	                                 1.2	     1.1	    1.1	            1.0
   2. Coffee	                                 1.3	     1.4	    1.6	            1.6
   3. Cereals	                                 1.5	     4.7	    3.5	            4.1
   4. Unmanufactured tobacco	                 0.2	     0.4	    0.4        	    0.2
   5. Spices	                                 0.7	     0.7	    0.7	            0.9
   6. Cashewnuts	                         1.5	     1.2	    1.3	            1.3
   7. Oil meals	                                 2.2	     2.2	    1.5	            2.1
   8. Fruits & vegetables	                 0.7	     0.7	    0.7	            0.6
   9. Marine products	                         4.3	     3.2	    2.8	            3.0
  10. Raw cotton  	                         0.2	     0.2	    0.1	            1.4
II.  Ores and minerals, of which	         3.8	     3.7	    4.0	            3.7
  11. Iron ore	                                 1.6	     1.6	    1.8	            1.4
  12. Processed minerals	                 1.0	     1.0	    1.0	            1.1
  13. Other ores and minerals	                 1.0	     0.9	    1.1	            1.1
III.  Manufactured goods, of which	        78.1	    75.4	   77.8	           73.5
  14. Leather & manufactures	                 4.0	     3.6	    3.8	            3.1
  15. Leather footwear	                         2.1	     1.8	    1.2	            1.1
  16. Gems & jewellery	                        17.1	    16.6	   16.9	           14.0
  17. Drugs, pharmaceuticals & fine chemicals	 3.0	     3.2	    3.1	            3.3
  18. Dyes / intermediates & Coal tar chemicals	 1.8   	     1.5	    1.6	            1.6
  19. Manufactures of metals	                 2.7	     2.6	    2.6	            3.0
  20. Machinery and  instruments	         2.8	     2.6	    2.7	            3.2
  21. Transport equipments	                 2.9	     2.9	    2.9	            2.7
  22. Primary & semi-finished iron & steel	 1.6	     1.6	    1.8	            1.3
  23. Electronic goods	                         1.6	     2.1	    2.0	            2.4
  24. Cotton yarn, fabrics, madeups etc        	 8.5   	     8.1	    8.2	            9.2
  25. Ready made garments	                12.5	    11.6	   12.0	           11.3
  26. Handicrafts	                         3.9	     3.5	    3.8	            3.5
IV.  Crude & petroleum products	                 1.6	     1.4	    1.6	            1.6
V.  Others & unclassified items                  0.6	     0.4	    0.5	            0.6
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	  Grand Total	                       100.0       100.0	  100.0  	  100.0
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Source: DGCI&S, Calcutta
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