The top 5 Products with respect to import of Organic Chemicals during 2017-18 were Methanol, Acetic Acid, Phenol, Acetone and Citric Acid.
Annual growth of 8.91% has been observed in import of Methanol to 1783293 metric tonne during 2017-18 against 1637457 metric tonne during 2016-17. In value term it was Rs. 295762 lakh and Rs. 400004 lakh during 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. Highest annual growth of 47.48% has been seen in 2011-12 in import of Methanol during 2010-11 to 2017-18. Import of Acetic Acid was 847808 metric tonne during 2016-17. It has increased by 4.33% to 884515 metric tonne during 2017-18 over 2016-17. Its value was Rs. 193958 lakh during 2016-17 and Rs. 290624 lakh during 2017-18. Highest annual growth of 22.3% has been found in 2011-12 in import of Acetic Acid during 2010-11 to 2017-18. Import of Phenol was 288572 metric tonne during 2017-18, up by 2.26% versus 282187 metric tonne during 2016-17. In value term it was Rs. 176601 lakh and Rs. 202842 lakh during 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. Highest annual growth of 24.31% has been observed in 2015-16 in import of Phenol during 2010-11 to 2017-18.
The import of Acetone and Citric Acid was 135887 metric tonne and 81681 metric tonne respectively during 2016-17. We have seen annual growth of 8.09% in import of Acetone to 146878 metric tonne and 3.16% in import of Citric Acid to 84262 metric tonne during 2017-18 against 2016-17. The value of Acetone and Citric Acid was Rs. 74975 lakh and Rs. 45489 lakh respectively during 2017-18.
Note: Figures of QTY are in Metric Tonne; Figures of VAL are in Rs. Lakh; Source: DGCI & S, Kolkata, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Disclaimer: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information or any loss arising from the use of information. ** Data to be released on half yearly basis. Annual data for the previous years and for the period from April to September for the current year will be released in the last fortnight of January and annual data up to the last financial year will be released in the last fortnight of July. Revision in the data base, if required, will be done in the first week of April and October; Imports of Pesticides include both technical and formulations.
Resource Title: Import of Major Chemicals – Product-wise / Group-wise from 2010-11 to 2018-19 (upto September 2018)