India’s top 10 exported commodities

India’s merchandise exports rose for the first time in nine months in January ‘13 following a recovery in engineering and gems and jewellery shipments. A look at the top 10 exported commodities from India during 2010-11.
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation including products like coal and oil accounted for 16.92% of the total percentage share of India’s exports of top ten commodities during 2010-11. Getty Images
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semiprecious stones, and jewelery clad with precious metals and also coins accounted for 15.95% of total exports. AFP
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and their parts and accessories accounted for 4.5%. HT
  • Electrical machinery and their equipment and parts including products like televisons and sound recorders had a total share of 4.31% of the export basket. Mint
  • Exports of Iron and steel accounted for 3.76% of the total 2010-11 exports.
  • Organic chemicals like fertilizers and similar products made up 3.64% of India’s exports. HT
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances constituted 3.57% of India’s total exports. HT
  • Copper and its products accounted for 3.23% of the 2010-11 export figure. HT
  • Products made of iron and steel accounted for 3.05% of India’s total exports. Mint
  • Cotton exports accounted for 2.67%. (All data from the National Centre for Trade Information) Mint