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India - Food imports as a share of merchandise imports

6.5
(%)
in 2016

Though India food imports fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1966 - 2016 period ending at 6.5 % in 2016.

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Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).

Date Value Change, %
2016 6.5 12.98 %
2015 5.8 29.15 %
2014 4.5 14.46 %
2013 3.9 -3.78 %
2012 4.0 8.21 %
2011 3.7 -5.32 %
2010 4.0 -6.19 %
2009 4.2 68.98 %
2008 2.5 -27.13 %
2007 3.4 12.42 %
2006 3.0 -17.10 %
2005 3.7