Table 9.15: IMPORTS OF FRESH AGRICULTURAL CROPS MAINLY PRODUCED IN MALDIVES FROM 2002 - 2008
( In Kgs)
Agricultural crops 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Banana ( Fresh Or Dried )                 290,582                 323,498                 218,004                 576,140                 855,531             1,161,675             1,431,548
Beans, Fresh Or Chilled                 312,272                 310,112                 344,125                 350,121                 391,350                 388,099                 398,968
Bitter Gourd ( Fresh Or Chilled )                   35,942                   38,649                   37,220                   29,206                   32,950                   33,008                   30,824
Bread Fruit ( Fresh Or Chilled)                     8,816                   10,063                   10,096                     6,795                   11,760                   11,943                     6,758
Cabbage ( Fresh Or Chilled )             1,333,278             1,564,613             1,668,793             1,793,660             2,120,588             2,299,965             2,466,388
Cabbage Lettuce, Fresh Or Chilled                     2,211                           16                     1,168                         163                           48                           95  - 
Capsicum ( Fresh Or Chilled )                 130,065                 155,562                 179,112                 163,274                 209,306                 206,921                 213,458
Cassava & Manioc ( Fresh , Chilled Or Frozen )                   13,749                   17,685                   12,703                   12,295                   15,762                   15,760                   17,837
Chillies( Fresh Or Chilled )                 301,171                 316,575                 303,403                 283,444                 201,496                 188,410                 176,631
Cucumber ( Fresh Or Chilled )                 438,927                 334,007                 309,080                 222,751                 272,146                 292,582                 273,228
Drumstick ( Fresh Or Chilled )                   44,270                   45,126                   28,907                   27,954                   24,666                   34,407                   58,208
Guava ( Fresh Or Dried )                   88,542                   84,726                   96,754                   94,743                 142,691                 165,001                 180,910
Lettuce, Fresh Or Chilled, (Excl. Cabbage Lettuce)                 185,755                 228,488                 264,592                 220,146                 307,852                 354,701                 365,818
Mango ( Fresh Or Dried )                 202,792                 232,787                 288,559                 261,575                 325,907                 376,457                 392,303
Melons, Fresh, (Excl.Watermelons)                 320,706                 385,205                 432,626                 355,550                 458,916                 519,575                 506,147
Papaws (Papayas), Fresh                   93,755                   93,883                 129,517                   98,073                 158,526                 184,235                 136,695
Pumpkin ( fresh Or Chilled)                 164,540                 162,500                 148,275                 165,245                 221,882                 257,680                 289,216
Sapodila ( Fresh )                     1,169                     1,835                     1,211                     1,959                     3,220                     5,266                     5,120
Snake Gourd ( Fresh Or Chilled )                   51,866                   60,098                   59,612                   49,653                   59,508                   59,908                   53,978
Sweet Potato ( Fresh , Chilled Or Frozen )                 115,712                 132,231                 161,474                 250,498                 269,826                 316,319                 271,917
Watermelons, Fresh                 588,274                 539,683                 502,409                 236,758                 516,554                 327,696                 198,558
Source: Ministry of Fisheries  and Agriculture