Table 15:2  : SUMMARY OF IMPORTS CLASSIFIED BY HARMONIZED SYSTEM ,2007 - 2011
% Share % Change Over Previous Year
Harmonized System 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011
TOTAL ######## 14,032,513 17,760,114 12,368,528 14,017,488              20,486,217 100.0 100.0 100.0 -30.4 13.3 46.1
Section I Live animals; animal product 488,411 616,467 730,031 687,051 853,376                1,215,930 5.6 6.1 5.9 -5.9 24.2 42.5
Section II Vegetable products 628,106 803,793 1,041,092 967,948 1,055,869                1,360,294 7.8 7.5 6.6 -7.0 9.1 28.8
Section III Animal And Vegetable Fats And Oils And Their Cleavage Products;
Prepared Edible Fats;Animal Or Vegetable Waxes
61,707 64,395 88,621 68,674 78,482                   117,459 0.6 0.6 0.6 -22.5 14.3 49.7
Section IV Prepared Foodstuffs; Baverages, Spirits And And Vinegar;Tobacco And
Manufactured Tobacco Substitues
733,578 862,644 987,478 1,045,166 1,167,430                1,633,092 8.5 8.3 8.0 5.8 11.7 39.9
Section V Mineral products 2,719,908 3,233,064 4,727,591 2,949,525 3,667,796                5,654,910 23.8 26.2 27.6 -37.6 24.4 54.2
Section VI Products of the chemical & allied industries 556,807 650,336 750,366 675,305 728,687                   941,529 5.5 5.2 4.6 -10.0 7.9 29.2
Section VII Plastic & articles thereof; rubber & article there of 362,898 489,591 514,731 369,314 413,954                   621,284 3.0 3.0 3.0 -28.3 12.1 50.1
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) 10,380 13,838 16,649 17,855 17,254                     39,036 0.1 0.1 0.2 7.2 -3.4 126.2
  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 613,232 782,339 889,458 422,033 508,639                   639,319 3.4 3.6 3.1 -52.6 20.5 25.7
Section X Pulp Of Wood Or Of Other Fibrous Cellulosic Material;Recovered
(Waste And Scrap)Paper Or Paperboard;Paper And Paperboard And Articles Thereof
202,247 240,035 295,454 262,387 248,769                   310,398 2.1 1.8 1.5 -11.2 -5.2 24.8
Section XI Textiles and textile articles 283,421 327,711 391,015 340,074 366,317                   468,473 2.7 2.6 2.3 -13.0 7.7 27.9
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
46,325 57,187 67,317 66,264 74,448                   100,270 0.5 0.5 0.5 -1.6 12.3 34.7
Section XIII Articles Of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos ,Mica Or Similar Materials;
Ceramic Products;Glass And Glassware
303,521 366,588 449,836 282,032 288,584                   463,613 2.3 2.1 2.3 -37.3 2.3 60.7
Section XIV Natural Or Cultures Pearls, Precious And Semi-Precious Stones, Precious
Metals,Metals Clad With Precious Metal And Articles Therfof;Imitation
Jewellery;Coin
15,853 22,866 22,391 15,784 13,187                     16,351 0.1 0.1 0.1 -29.5 -16.5 24.0
Section XV Base metal and articles of base metal 802,195 1,097,848 1,188,721 595,236 665,214                1,044,690 4.8 4.7 5.1 -49.9 11.8 57.0
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 2,618,359 2,997,190 3,301,787 2,332,077 2,574,294                3,657,878 18.9 18.4 17.9 -29.4 10.4 42.1
Section XVII Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels And Associated Transport Equipment 669,209 653,467 1,493,075 646,049 626,197                1,208,471 5.2 4.5 5.9 -56.7 -3.1 93.0
Section XVIII Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic,Measuring,Checking,Precision ,Medical Or Surgical Instruments And Apparatus;Clocks And Watches;Musical Instruments; Parts And Accessories Thereof 208,601 191,190 195,636 149,691 176,952                   307,263 1.2 1.3 1.5 -23.5 18.2 73.6
Section XIX Arms & ammunition; parts & accessories thereof 16,238                        -                        -                         -   26                            10 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -60.3
Section XX Miscellaneous manufactured articles 517,055 560,991 608,218 475,615 491,947                   685,912 3.8 3.5 3.3 -21.8 3.4 39.4
Section  XXI Work of art, collectors pieces & antiques 1,471 975 647 451 68                            34 0.0 0.0 0.0 -30.3 -85.0 -50.2
Source:  Maldives Customs Services