IMPORT OF EDIBLES FROM INDIA DOWN BY NU.0.5BN
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.