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Top 20 items that India, China trade

Last updated on: September 16, 2011 09:01 IST

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Bilateral trade between India and China exceeded the two countries' $60-billion target in 2010, driven largely by rising Indian imports of Chinese machinery that has left a record trade imbalance of $20 billion in China's favour.

Figures released for 2010 showed that bilateral trade in 2010 reached $61.7 billion, with Chinese exports to India touching $40.8 billion.

This marked a 43 per cent jump in trade volume from last year, when the recession reduced two-way trade to $43 billion.

In 2008, China became India's largest trade partner with $51.8 billion in bilateral trade.

Let us take a look at top 10 imports from India to China and top 10 exports to India, based on data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Kolkata.

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Image: In 2008, China became India's largest trade partner.
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1. Iron ore

Share of total export: 44.48 per cent

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Image: Lotus Temple in New Delhi.
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2. Cotton raw, including waste

Share of total export: 9.57 per cent

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Image: Chinese architecture style dragon head is seen as the moon rises at Jiayuguan Pass, China.
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3. Other ores and minerals

Share of total export: 5.54 per cent

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Image: Women light 'diyas' near Taj Mahal in Agra.
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4. Non-ferrous metals

Share of total export: 5.03 per cent

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Image: Boats participate in dragon race to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival on Suzhou river in Shanghai.
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5. Plastic and linoleum products

Share of total export: 3.82 per cent

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Image: Kashmiri women row their boats on a cold day in Srinagar.
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6. Gems and jewellery

Share of total export: 3.74 per cent

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Image: Terracotta warriors stand inside the pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, Shaanxi province.
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7. Machinery and instruments

Share of total export: 2.91 per cent

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Image: Ladakhi Buddhist monks perform 'chams' during Ladakh festival in Phyang.
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8. Ferro Alloys

Share of total export: 2.39 per cent

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Image: Horse-drawn carriages pass in front of ice sculptures at the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in Harbin, China.
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9. Electronic goods

Share of total export: 2.15 per cent

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Image: Tourists participate in white water rafting in the Chenab River in Thathri, north of Jammu.
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10. Marine products

Share of total export: 1.84 per cent

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11. Electronic goods

Share of total import: 30.78 per cent

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Image: Farmers carry watermelons across Ganga in Allahabad,
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12. Machinery, except electronics

Share of total import: 14.71 per cent

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13. Organic chemicals

Share of total import: 7.63 per cent

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Image: A horse-cart passes in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
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14. Project goods

Share of total import: 6.69 per cent

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15. Iron and steel

Share of total import: 4.15 per cent

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Image: A stall at 22nd Surajkund Crafts Fair in Haryana.
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16. Other commodities

Share of total import: 4.10 per cent

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Image: Giant pandas enjoy a cake made from ice and fruits at Shanghai Wild Animal Park in Shanghai.
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17. Electrical machinery

Share of total import: 3.69 per cent

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Image: A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai.
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18. Transport equipment

Share of total import: 3.12 per cent

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Image: An aerial view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai.
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19. Medicinal and pharma products

Share of total import: 2.35 per cent

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Image: A fisherman arranges a fishing net as his wife paddles their boat in the waters of the Periyar river on outskirts of Kochi.
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20. Textile, yarn and fabrics

Share of total import: 1.93 per cent


Image: A dancer performs during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park in Beijing.
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