Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
Ministry of Commerce and industry, Government of India

PROVISIONAL DATA IS AVAILABLE UPTO SEPTEMBER- 2017    ||    8-DIGIT LEVEL DATA IS AVAILABLE UPTO AUGUST- 2017

FAQ

Q1. What are the different types of trade data available from DGCI&S?

A: The DGCI&S compiles and publishes export & import data on merchandise trade. It also compiles and publishes several other publications on inter-state movement of goods in India by river, rail & air; customs & excise revenue collections of the Indian union, inland coasting trade consignments of India and foreign coastal cargo movements of India.

Q2. What are the different publications brought out by DGCI&S?

A. The DGCI&S brings out at regular intervals the following publications:

i. Monthly Statistics of Foreign Trade in India (CD only) - Monthly

  • a. Vol. I (Export including re-export)
  • b. Vol. II (Import)

ii. Statistics of Foreign Trade of India by Countries - Quarterly

  • a. Vol. I (Export including re-export)
  • b. Vol. II (Import)

iii. Foreign Trade Statistics of India (Principal Commodities & Countries) (CD only) - Monthly
iv. Indian Trade Journal - Weekly
v. Statistics of the Customs and Excise Revenue Collections of the Indian Union - Annual
vi. Statistics of Foreign and Coastal Cargo Movements of India: Vol. I - Annual
vii. Statistics of the Inland Coasting Trade Consignments of India - Annual
viii. Inter-state movements/flows of goods by rail, river and air - Annual
ix. Directory of Indian Exporters (CD only) - Triennial
x. Directory of Indian Importers (CD only) - Triennial
xi. Selected Statistics of Foreign Trade of India - Annual

Q3. What are the charges for different publications of DGCI&S?

A. The prices of different publications of DGCI&S are:

Sl. No. Title Periodicity Price (in Rs.)per issue
1. Monthly Statistics of Foreign Trade of India (CD form only)
(i) Vol. I (Exports including Re-exports)
(ii) Vol. II (Imports)
Monthly 1330.00
2. Statistics of the Foreign Trade of India by
Countries (CD form only)
(i) Vol. I (Exports including Re-exports)
(ii) Vol. II (Imports)
Quarterly 1330.00
3.** Foreign Trade Statistics of India (Principal Commodities & Countries ) (CD form only) Monthly **330.00
4. Indian Trade Journal Weekly 90.00
5. Statistics of the Customs and Excise Revenue Collections of the Indian Union Annual 300.00
6. Statistics of Foreign and Coastal Cargo Movement of India: Vol. I Annual 80.00
7. Statistics of the Inland Coasting Trade Consignments of India. Annual 230.00
8. Inter- State Movements/ Flows of Goods By Rail, River and Air for Twelve Months Ending March Annual 230.00
9. Directory of Indian Exporters (C.D. form only) 26 th Edition Triennial 550.00
10. Directory of Indian Importers (C.D. form only) (2 nd Edition) Triennial 255.00
11. Selected Statistics of the Foreign Trade of India Annual 130.00

Note: ** The Publication under SL.No.3 above are also available for sale on payment of Annual Subscription Rs. 3960/- & Speed Post Charge Rs. 600/- for all the 12 monthly issues.

Q4. What are the different types of information disseminated by DGCI&S?

A. Aggregate level trade data by Country x Commodity and Country x Port x Commodity are disseminated by the DGCI&S to the private users on payment basis. Transaction level details with the name, address of exporter/importer, commodity exported/imported etc. are not provided for private use.

Q5. How one can obtain trade data from DGCI&S?

A. Export/import data are currently, disseminated in two modes: (i) by subscribing through online registration in the Web-based Data Dissemination System and (ii) by sending formal requests through letter/fax/e-mail.

Q6. What is the procedure to be followed, if one is not a registered member of Web-based Data Dissemination System?

A. Users not registered with the Web-based Data Dissemination System can procure data on the basis of their requirements following the below mentioned procedure:
i. Send a request addressing DG, DGCI&S, 565, Anandapur, Ward No.-108, Plot No.- 22, Sector - 1, Kolkata - 700107 through letter/fax/e-mail (e-mail id: cd_dgcis@rediffmail.com).
ii. Upon receipt of the request, the data cost will be arrived at and the same will be communicated to the users with a request to make the necessary payment through a/c payee demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of Director General, DGCI&S, Kolkata. Once the DD is received, the data in CD/printout is sent to the users. The users can also opt for receiving data through e-mail.

Q7. What are the charges one has to pay to buy data online from DGCI&S?

A. For supply of data to the private users, the applicable charges are:
i. Cost of data : Rs. 1.00 per record
ii. Service Charge: 10% of data cost or Rs. 100.00 whichever is higher.

In addition to these, the applicable payment gateway charges along with service tax (if any) is to be paid.

Q8. Is it necessary for the users to mention ITC (HS) codes, while sending a request in this regard?

A. Yes, it is absolutely necessary to mention the ITC (HS) code(s) or Chapter(s) for which the data is required, failing which no action will be taken.

Q9. How one can find the appropriate ITC (HS) code(s)?

A. Search engine is provided in the website of DGCI&S. The users can make use of it to ascertain the proper appropriate ITC(HS) code(s) of their interest.

Q10. How one can obtain publications from DGCI&S?

A. The publications mentioned against sl. nos. i to ii above can be had directly from DGCI&S by sending a demand draft of an amount equal to the cost of the publication in favour of \\\"Director General, DGCI&S\\\" payable at Kolkata plus an additional amount of Rs. 50/-(for delivery within India) or Rs. 100/- (for delivery outside India) per CD.

Other publications can be procured from any one of the following agencies:

a. Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics, 565, Anandapur, Plot No. 22, Sector-I, Kolkata - 700 107,
b. Office of the Controller of Publications, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, Civil Lines, Delhi-110 054 (Tel: 011- 2381 2527, PBX No. 011-2396 7846, 2306 7823, 2396 3302, Fax No.: 011 2396 7846),
c. Officer-in-Charge, Govt. of India Book Depot, 8, Kiran Sankar Roy Road, Kolkata-700 001, Tel: 033-2248 3813),
d. Govt. of India Book Depot, New Marine Lines, CGO Complex, Mumbai-400 020,
e. Govt. of India Kitab Mahal, Emporium Bldg., Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi, Tel:011- 2336 3708,
f. Publication Branch, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-100 011, Tel: 011- 2301 2082.

Q 11. What is a record?

A: A typical record is - for instance – (a) the export of basmati rice from India to the UAE in a particular year or month in terms of quantity (in standard unit as specified by the Customs), value (either in Indian Rupee or in US $) or (b) the export of basmati rice from India to the UAE in a particular year or month in terms of quantity (in standard unit as specified by the Customs), value (either in Indian Rupee or in US $) along with the name of the port through which it is exported.

Examples of record:
Country × commodity classification



ITC(HS) Commodity Unit Quantity Value Country
09022020 TEA GREN IN BULK KGS 10080 3063362 KENYA

Country × commodity × port classification



ITC(HS) Commodity Unit Quantity Value Country Port
09022020 TEA GREN IN BULK KGS 10080 3063362 KENYA Chennai Sea

Q 12. What are the different types of reports (classifications) that can be generated using Foreign Trade Data Dissemination portal?

A: One can obtain data on India’s foreign trade with different countries at 2/4/6/8 digit level of ITC(HS) commodity classification using Foreign Trade Data Dissemination Portal. Both quantity and value (either in INR or in US $) figures are available for data at 8 digit level of ITC (HS) classification. But, the quantity figures for various commodities clubbed together under 2/4/6 digit level data having different units of measurement, cannot be aggregated. Therefore, only value (either in INR or in US $) figures are available for 2/4/6 digit level data. The structure of reports is same for both export and import data. There are 11 different types of reports (classifications) that can be generated. The snapshots of these are given below:

i. Snapshot of Report for 2/4/6 Digit Commodities



ii. Snapshot of Report for Commodities (8-digit level of HS code)





iii. Snapshot of Report Countries





iv. Snapshot of Report for Port





v. Snapshot of Report for Commodity By Country (2/4/6 Digit level of HS Code)





vi. Snapshot of Report for Commodity By Country (8 digit level of HS Code)





vii. Snapshot of Report for Country By Commodity (2/4/6 Digit level of HS Code)





viii. Snapshot of Report for Country By Commodity (8 Digit level of HS Code)





ix. Snapshot of Report for Country by Commodity by Port (2/4/6 Digit level of HS Code)





x. Snapshot of Report for Country by Commoditiy by Port (8 Digit level of HS Code)





xi. Snapshot of Report for Commodity by Country by Port (2/4/6 Digitlevel of HS Code)





xii. Snapshot of Report for Commodity by Country by Port (8 Digit level of HS Code)





xiii. Snapshot of Report for Commodity by Region(2/4/6 Digit level of HS Code)





xiv. Snapshot of Report for Commodity by Region(8 Digit level of HS Code)





xv. Snapshot of Report for Country By Port