IM­PORT OF ED­I­BLES FROM IN­DIA DOWN BY NU.0.5BN

Business Bhutan - - Money -

Bhutan’s im­port of food items from In­dia de­creased by close Nu0.5bn in the first half of 2017 as com­pared to the same pe­riod in the pre­vi­ous year. In 2016, the im­port worth stood at over Nu 3bn. Dairy prod­ucts saw a drop of 30% in im­ports fol­lowed by rice at 20% last year. Consumption of dairy prod­ucts such as milk, cheese, and milk pow­der came down by nearly Nu 300mn. And the im­port of veg­eta­bles and fruits de­creased by 16% and 12% re­spec­tively. The de­crease in im­port value trans­lates to over Nu 100mn.

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