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Export Import of Agricultural and Food Products

,Agriculture products play an important role in India’s economy. Agriculture has been the backbone of the Indian economy and it will continue to remain so for a long time. Agriculture is the predominant livelihood occupation of India.Over 70 % of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agriculture sectors (including agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishery) are expected to be 17.3 per cent of the Gross Value Added (GVA) during 2016-17 at 2011-12 prices. India is the largest exporter of spices and spice products. India's fruit production has grown faster than vegetables, making it the second largest fruit producer in the world. India ranks the third position in farm and agriculture products. India's GDP is expected to grow at 7.1 per cent in FY 2016-17.

India’s agricultural trade (imports plus exports) has increasingly integrated with global trade having grown from 5% of the agriculture -GDP in 1990-91 to 18% in 2011-12.India’s agricultural exports as a share of total exports were 11.9% whereas the share of agricultural imports has been only 3.4% of India’s total imports indicating that India enjoys a comparative advantage in agricultural exports.India emerged as the largest exporter of buffalo meat and replaced Brazil from the top spot in 2012.India’s agricultural products include a variety of commodities such as marine products, rice, coffee, spices, fruit, dry fruits, guar gum amongst other. Rice, basmati and non-basmati top exporters of India.

India's exports products are oil meals, non-basmati rice, basmati rice, cashew, tea, spices, meat, wheat and others.Export share of Basmati rice has grown from 7.90% in 2000-01to 10.29% in 2010-11.America, Asia and Africa are taking a larger pie from India’s agricultural shipments. China has become the largest trade partner with a share of 13% in India’s agricultural exports in 2011-12.

Average share of countries in India's Agriculture export  products are: China (9%),USA(8%),UAE (7%),Vietnam(5%),Bangladesh(5%),Saudi Arabia(5%),Japan(4%),Malaysia(4%),Pakistan(4%),others(49%)

The major agriculture exports of India are cereals (mostly rice - Basmati and non-Basmati), spices, cashew, oil cake/meals, and tobacco, tea, coffee and marine products. The Value of Indian agriculture-exports to total exports of the country has been ranging between 15 to 20 per cent.

India’s Export of Agricultural Products is Tea, Coffee, Cereals, Tobacco, Spices, Cashew, Sesame and Niger Seeds, Guar gum, Meal, Oil Meals, Fruits & Vegetables, Processed Fruits & Juices, Meat, Marine Products.

India’s top 10 export destinations: China, Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Malaysia

India's imports products are cereals, pulses, spices, sugar, milk and milk products, chicken meat etc.

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