Table 15:2  : SUMMARY OF IMPORTS CLASSIFIED BY HARMONIZED SYSTEM ,2006 - 2008
  C.I.F. Value (in Rf. '000) % Change Over Previous Year
Harmonized System 2005 2006 2007 2008 2006 2007 2008
TOTAL 9,534,267 11,859,521 14,032,513 17,760,114 24.4 18.3 26.6
Section I Live animals; animal product      376,592 488,411 616,467 730,031 29.7 26.2 18.4
Section II Vegetable products      494,023 628,106 803,793 1,041,092 27.1 28.0 29.5
Section III Animal And Vegetable Fats And Oils And Their Cleavage Products;Prepared Edible Fats;Animal Or Vegetable Waxes        53,363 61,707 64,395 88,621 15.6 4.4 37.6
Section IV Prepared Foodstuffs; Baverages, Spirits And And Vinegar;Tobacco And Manufactured Tobacco Substitues      572,576 733,578 862,644 987,478 28.1 17.6 14.5
Section V Mineral products   1,777,609 2,719,908 3,233,064 4,727,591 53.0 18.9 46.2
Section VI Products of the chemical & allied industries      437,450 556,807 650,336 750,366 27.3 16.8 15.4
Section VII Plastic & articles thereof; rubber & article there of      330,286 362,898 489,591 514,731 9.9 34.9 5.1
Section VIII Raw Hides & Skins, Leather, Furskins & Articles There Of;Saddlery And Harness;Travel Goods,Handbags And Similar Containers;Articles Of Animal Gut(Other Than Silk-Worm Gut)          9,236 10,380 13,838 16,649 12.4 33.3 20.3
                 
Section IX Wood; Articles Of Wood; Wood Charcoal; Cork & Articles Of Cork;Manufactures Of Straw,Of Esparto Or Of Other Plaiting Materials;Basketware And Wikerwork      504,003 613,232 782,339 889,458 21.7 27.6 13.7
Section X Pulp Of Wood Or Of Other Fibrous Cellulosic Material;Recovered(Waste And Scrap)Paper Or Paperboard;Paper And Paperboard And Articles Thereof      180,773 202,247 240,035 295,454 11.9 18.7 23.1
Section XI Textiles and textile articles      212,723 283,421 327,711 391,015 33.2 15.6 19.3
Section XII Footware, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sunumbrellas,Walking-Sticks,Seat-Sticks,Whips,Riding-Crops And Parts Thereof;Prepared Feathers And Articles Made Therewith;Artificial Flowers;Articles Of Human Hair        37,510 46,325 57,187 67,317 23.5 23.4 17.7
Section XIII Articles Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos ,Mica Or Similar Materials;Ceramic Products;Glass And Glassware      273,105 303,521 366,588 449,836 11.1 20.8 22.7
Section XIV Natural Or Cultures Pearls, Precious And Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals,Metals Clad With Precious Metal And Articles Therfof;Imitation Jewellery;Coin          8,883 15,853 22,866 22,391 78.5 44.2 -2.1
Section XV Base metal and articles of base metal      742,101 802,195 1,097,848 1,188,721 8.1 36.9 8.3
Section XVI Machinery & Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment;Parts Thereof;Sound Recorders And Reproducers,Television Image And Sound Recorders And Reproducers,And Parts And Accessories Of Such Articles   2,507,717 2,618,359 2,997,190 3,301,787 4.4 14.5 10.2
Section XVII Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels And Associated Transport Equipment      471,151 669,209 653,467 1,493,075 42.0 -2.4 128.5
Section XVIII Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic,Measuring,Checking,Precision ,Medical Or Surgical Instruments And Apparatus;Clocks And Watches;Musical Instruments; Parts And Accessories Thereof      141,286 208,601 191,190 195,636 47.6 -8.3 2.3
Section XIX Arms & ammunition; parts & accessories thereof               53 16,238                    -                      -   30,251.0 -100.0 0.0
Section XX Miscellaneous manufactured articles      403,507 517,055 560,991 608,218 28.1 8.5 8.4
Section  XXI Work of art, collectors pieces & antiques             319 1,471 975 647 361.5 -33.7 -33.6
Source:  Maldives Customs Services