Table : 6.8
                            Composition Of India's Imports
                                                                             (Percentage shares)
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	   	                                1994-95	   1995-96	 Apr-Sept	 Apr-Sept
Commodities			                                          1995-96	  1996-97
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I. Food and allied products, of which	           5.8	     3.6	   3.8	            3.6
    1. Cereals	                                   0.1	     0.1	   0.1 	            0.1
    2. Pulses	                                   0.7	     0.6	   0.6	            0.5
    3. Cashewnuts	                           0.8	     0.6	   0.5	            0.4
    4. Edible oils	                           0.7	     1.8	   2.1	            2.5
II. Fuel, of which	                          23.2	    23.0	  21.5	           28.0
    5. Coal	                                   2.5	     2.5	   2.3	            2.5
    6. POL	                                  20.7	    20.5	  19.2	           25.5
III. Fertilizers	                           3.7	     4.6	   5.0	            2.1
IV. Paper board, manufactures & newsprint	   0.9	     1.3	   1.4	            1.5
V. Capital goods, of which	                  26.5	    27.8	  27.7	           25.0
    7. Machinery except electrical & machine tools 9.5	    10.7	  10.3	           10.6
    8. Electrical machinery & electronic goods	   5.2	     5.8	   5.5	            4.6
    9. Transport equipments	                   3.9	     3.0	   3.0	            2.7
   10. Project goods	                           6.5	     6.5	   7.2	            5.1
VI. Others,of which	                          24.0	    23.5	  24.1	           24.8
   11. Chemicals	                          10.3	     9.9	  10.4	            9.7
   12. Pearls, precious & semi-precious stones	   5.7	     5.7	   5.7	            6.9
   13 Iron & steel	                           3.8	     3.7	   3.5	            3.8
   14 Non-ferrous metals	                   2.5	     2.5	   2.5	            2.9
   15. Professional instruments, optical goods etc 1.7	     1.8	   1.9	            1.5
VII. Unclassified items	                          16.1	    16.1	  16.6	           15.1
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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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