Government of India

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics

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Statistics of Foriegn Trade and Coastal Cargo Movements of India

This publication in its present form came into being since April 1965. It contains data on shipping in foreign and coastal trade of India relating to the entry and clearance of ships with cargo or in-ballast at different ports and customs zones during a financial year. The primary source of the statistics on cargo movements as well as shipping are the authorities at the customs zones/commissionerates in India namely Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Goa. In case of coastal trade the data are compiled on the basis of returns received from the concerned customs authorities of 12 maritime blocks.

The data on cargo movements are presented in tables showing - total number and net registered tonnage of vessels entered and cleared with cargoes/ in-ballast in foreign trade according to customs zones; their break-up nationality-wise; the number and net registered tonnage of Indian and non-Indian vessels entered and cleared with cargoes/ in ballast in each port/state in foreign trade; similar pictures on coasting trade; the total number and port-wise break-up with net registered tonnage of vessels which entered and cleared with cargoes and in ballast in coasting trade; the total number and Nationality-wise break-up with net registered tonnage of vessels which entered and cleared with cargoes and in ballast in coasting trade; data about number and net registered tonnage of vessels built and initially registered at each port in India.

 

Periodicity: The publication is compiled annually on financial year basis.

Availability: Copies of the publication are available at the offices of

1) Controller of Publication, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India, Civil Lines, Delhi – 110 054 on payment of the requisite amount in the form of bank draft in his favour or may be obtained from the Book Depots/Agents authorized to sale Govt. of India Publications.

 2) Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, 565, Anandapur, Ward No.:108, Plot No.:22, Sector-I, Kolkata – 700 107 on payment of the requisite amount mentioned against each of the above publication along with Speed Post charges of Rs. 50/ - or Air Mail Charges Rs. 100/-  per CD in the form of Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Director General, Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, Kolkata” on any Kolkata (West Bengal) based Bank.

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