Among the agricultural commodities imported by India, which one of the following accounts for the highest imports in terms of value in the last five years?
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(b) Fresh fruits
(d) Vegetable oils
- In the last five years, vegetable oils have been the largest imported commodity in terms of value.
- Approximately 70 percent of India’s edible oil consumption is met through imports.
- The month of December 2018 witnessed the highest import of vegetable oils in terms of value compared to the last five years.
- Among the agricultural commodities imported by India, pulses hold the second-highest position in terms of value, followed by fresh fruits in the third position. Spices, on the other hand, account for the lowest imports in terms of value.