Government on Monday [25 April 2016] banned the import of some electronic items, specific mobile phones, milk and milk products and some steel products from China. Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Lok Sabha that India has banned import of these items from China over quality concerns…Full Article: Zee News Apr 2016
- In 2014, India imported of 51 MTs of Chinese concentrated (non-fresh) milk products.
- In 2011, India imported of 2,186 MTs of Chinese concentrated (non-fresh) milk products.
- India’s agricultural trade with China is characterized by fabrics and textiles. India exports a large amount of unprocessed cotton (e.g. raw & yarn) and imports processed cotton (e.g. woven fabric). India also imports a significant amount of silk, while exporting a fair amount of raw hides & skins. India primarily imports silk, cotton, wood & wood products and fresh fruit from China. Since 2005, silk imports have fluctuated from a low of US$357 million in 2006, to a high of US$494 million in 2010. Cotton imports have been relatively stagnant, with wood & wood products and fresh fruit imports recording a year-on-year increase (by value) since 2002.