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Zambia's Exports to India Hit $475m

INDIA's global imports stood at over US$300 billion between 2015 and 2016, with Zambia contributing US$ 475.4 million.

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said Zambia contributed $ 475.4 million to India's global imports during the period under review which stood at $ 381,006.6 million.

Ms Sitharaman said India's major import items from the African region included mineral fuels, mineral oils and its products, cultured pearls, semi-precious stones, edible fruit and nuts, inorganic chemicals and copper and its articles.

She was speaking during the 12th Confederation of Indian Industry Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India Conclave on India-Africa project partnership held here last Thursday.

"As regards India's imports from Africa, Zambia contributed 1.5 per cent during 2015-2016.