Hair, groundnut oil exports see surprise surge


NEW DELHI: Since Covid in 2020, govt has sought to faucet into the China Plus One technique for international giants and courted corporations comparable to Apple and Samsung to make in India. While the main focus has been on bolstering the export of smartphones and different value-added merchandise, Indian exports have seen a lot quicker progress in another segments, which aren’t essentially high-end.
For occasion, the export of unworked human hair has soared from $34.5 million in 2018-19 (the pre-Covid 12 months) to nearly $180 million final 12 months – a bounce of over 5 instances – albeit on a smaller base. Similarly, sure varieties of copper wire exports (with a most cross-section diameter of greater than 6mm) surged from $76 million to $867 million – an 11-fold rise. Groundnut oil exports went up from nearly zero in 2018-19 to $217 million final 12 months, information collated by assume tank GTRI confirmed.
Smartphones exports, in fact, went up nearly 10 instances from $1.6 billion in FY19 to $15.5 billion in FY24, which GTRI attributed to “positive policy interventions”. A separate evaluation by the commerce division confirmed that through the year-ended March 2024, Turkey noticed the very best enhance in electronics items exports, rising 147%, adopted by the US (75%) and the UK (30%). During the final monetary 12 months, electronics items exports went up 23.6% to over $29 billion, pushed by smartphones. Only iron ore noticed a better enhance, greater than doubling to $3.9 billion in FY24 in comparison with $1.8 billion as export curbs had been eased.

And, over the past 5 years, parboiled rice exports have greater than doubled from $1.5 billion in FY19 to $3.3 billion final fiscal, and on this case, the bottom was not so small. Anti-cancer medicine have seen exports bounce from $571 million to over $1.5 billion, rising practically 3 times. Among conventional exports, small vehicles did not truthful badly both with exports rising 43% from $3 billion in FY19 to shut to $4.3 billion final 12 months.
The unhealthy information is in among the conventional segments. For occasion, lower and polished diamonds, the place the worth of shipments fell by a 3rd to $23.7 billion throughout these 5 years. Similarly, within the case of cotton T-shirts, exports had been 15% decrease at $1.6 billion, whereas leather-based fell 11% to $2.5 billion.

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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