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PUNJAB-Tiwana Commission s Findings

exports. From the table in the report on our principal export items, it is possible to calculate that nine of these items (fish, cashew, coffee, tea, iron ore, cotton yarn and fabrics, garments, leather and leather goods and gems and jewellery) accounted fox Rs 6,835 crore or 54,4 per cent of the country's total exports of Rs 12,567 crore in 1986-87. And in the first half of 1987-88 the share of these items went up further to nearly 56 per cent of the total. In 1980-81, on the other hand, these items had accounted for slightly less than 48 per cent of total exports. Of the rise in exports between 1980-81 and 1986-87 the share of these items had been almost two-thirds. By contrast, the share of the industrial machinery and transport equipment and basic chemicals groups in total exports was 9.4 per cent in 1986-87, having come down from 11.3 per cent in 1980-81, and to the growth of exports between 1980-81 and 1986-87 their contribution had been a mere 7.2 per cent.

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