Table 9.18:  IMPORTS OF FRESH AGRICULTURAL CROPS MAINLY PRODUCED IN MALDIVES FROM, 2002 - 2008
(Value in Rf)
Agricultural crops 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Banana ( Fresh Or Dried )         2,389,980         2,725,320         2,340,188         4,353,207         5,971,511         9,186,128       10,222,597
Beans, Fresh Or Chilled         4,493,554         4,887,869         5,253,693         5,897,150         7,663,957         9,351,251       10,560,835
Bitter Gourd ( Fresh Or Chilled )            471,796            506,374            472,839            453,832            567,003            649,414            730,351
Bread Fruit ( Fresh Or Chilled)            107,380            116,078            193,844               85,322            156,191            167,918            163,957
Cabbage ( Fresh Or Chilled )         8,185,249         9,099,034         9,370,843         9,688,189       12,183,300       16,012,398       18,771,583
Cabbage Lettuce, Fresh Or Chilled            107,972                    450                 7,091                 2,107                 3,463                 5,091  - 
Cassava & Manioc ( Fresh , Chilled Or Frozen )            121,146            153,326            107,034            112,096            135,623            158,743            225,976
Chillies( Fresh Or Chilled )         9,482,873         9,319,970         9,024,608         6,704,071         5,825,256         6,565,323         6,624,316
Cucumber ( Fresh Or Chilled )         7,743,272         5,214,514         3,770,462         3,196,030         5,097,044         5,530,400         6,677,085
Drumstick ( Fresh Or Chilled )            683,058            628,489            520,243            603,381            641,229            988,969         1,682,540
Guava ( Fresh Or Dried )         1,413,361         1,435,985         1,644,428         1,952,085         3,238,641         4,379,362         5,366,331
Lettuce, Fresh Or Chilled, (Excl. Cabbage Lettuce)         7,926,110       11,073,367       13,252,508       10,945,615       16,890,414       22,282,333       26,689,632
Mango ( Fresh Or Dried )         5,623,727         6,353,202         8,014,517         7,672,238       12,128,348       17,540,919       18,816,964
Melons, Fresh, (Excl.Watermelons)         8,453,387       11,406,176       14,404,351       11,541,997       15,860,763       20,417,482       22,454,538
Papaws (Papayas), Fresh         1,359,173         1,427,370         2,132,676         1,839,576         2,908,271         3,103,113         2,613,279
Pepper (Fresh Or Chilled)               50,690               40,108               97,249            147,983            144,278            224,579            445,062
Pumpkin ( Gfresh Or Chilled)         1,123,398         1,054,684         1,117,418            969,217         1,302,661         1,426,941         1,714,594
Sapodila ( Fresh )               53,585               61,086               42,994               77,312            154,445            274,346            261,515
Snake Gourd ( Fresh Or Chilled )            607,272            677,357            674,508            562,123            692,821            846,663            854,303
Sweet Potato ( Fresh , Chilled Or Frozen )            596,929            705,997            839,980         1,116,296         1,461,621         1,566,035         1,816,213
Watermelons, Fresh         3,247,234         2,235,747         2,301,930         1,444,734         3,913,485         3,339,474         2,601,290
Source: Ministry of Fisheries  and Agriculture