Export and Imports
The provisional value of export of ores and minerals during the year 2010-11 was ` 1,65,080 crore. Diamond (mostly cut) was the principal item of export during 2010-11, which accounted for 71.26 %, followed by iron ore with a contribution of 12.97 %, alumina 5.57% and granite 3.26 %, zinc ores and conc. 1.11 %, Coal ex lignite 0.7 %, Precious and semi precious stones 0.67%, Lead ores and conc. 0.66%, Illmenite 0.58 % Emerald (cut & uncut) 0.23% and Chromite 0.17 % were the other important minerals exported during the year 2010-11. Data on export of ores and minerals during 2006-07 to 2010-11 is presented at Annexure - 3.2.
The provisional value of import of ores and minerals during 2010-11 was ` 6,69,010 crore. Petroleum (crude) was the main constituent of mineral import during 2010-11, which accounted for 63.02 % of the total value of import of ores and minerals followed by diamond (mostly uncut) with 22.82 %, Coal(excluding lignite) 6.21%, Copper ores and concentrate 2.99 %, Natural gas 2.19 %, rock phosphate 0.48 and coke 0.47 % percent. Data on import of ores and minerals during 2006-07 to 2010-11 is presented at Annexure - 3.3.
Export/Import data of Metals & Alloys during 2006-07 to 2010-11 is given at Annexure - 7.1 and Annexure - 7.2 , respectively.
Sector-wise Despatches of Iron ore for Domestic consumption and Export for the period April-December 2011 is given at Annexure - 7.3
India’s Export and Import of iron ore during the year 2009-10 and 2010-11 is given at Annexure - 7.4 and Annexure - 7.5 respectively.