Import payments during the financial year 2016-17 amounted to Taka 319923.3 crore as against Taka 288142.1 crore during the previous year. The major commodities imported under (Cash+Buyer's Credit+ IDB/ITFC Loan+ Loans & Grants) basis were: Cotton (all types), cotton yarn / thread and cotton fabrics Taka 48286.8 crore, nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof; Taka 40271.2 crore,
mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation,bituminous substances; mineral waxes Taka 27914.7 crore, Iron and steel 16681.1 crore, electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof, sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts accessories of such articles Taka 16420.8 crore, plastics and articles thereof Taka 13468.8 crore, animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared edible fats, animal or vegetable waxes Taka 12037.2 crore, vehicles other than railway or tramwayrolling - stock, and parts and accessories thereof Taka 10883.8 crore, cereals Taka 10285.4 crore,
ships, boats and floating sturctures Taka 7937.2 crore, man-made staple fibres Taka 7466.0 crore, sugar and sugar confectionery Taka 6759.3 crore, edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers Taka 6688.9 crore, salt;sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement Taka 6395.6 crore,
Fertilizers Taka 5742.5 crore, man-made filaments Taka 5722.2 crore, organic chemicals Taka 5715.5 crore, residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fooder Taka 4929.3 crore, knitted or crocheted fabrics Taka 4782.9 crore, tannings or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter;paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks Taka 4691.9 crore, paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard Taka 3950.5 crore, Miscellaneous chemical products Taka 3936.0 crore, oil seeds and oleaginous grain,seeds and fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder Taka 3804.2 crore,
optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof Taka 3466.1 crore, articles of iron and steel Taka 2710.6 core, inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals,of rare earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes Taka 2458.2 crore, Aluminium and articles thereof Taka 2297.1 crore, edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons Taka 2222.8 crore, rubber and articles thereof Taka 2171.6 crore,
coffee, tea, mate and spices Taka 2135.1 crore, dairy produce, birds' eggs natural honey, edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included Taka 2103.9 crore, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted Taka 1841.8 crore, Copper and Articles Thereof Taka 1652.9 crore and others Taka 22091.3 crore.
Table-II(A) (Taka in crore) and II(B) (in Million US$) shows the comparative position of major commodities imported during the year 2016-17 and 2015-16 respectively.