Top 10 Highest Import of Nepal 2021/2022

Last updated on 2022-08-11
Top 10 Highest Import of Nepal 2021/2022

According to the Department of Customs, the fiscal year 2021/22 saw Nepal's largest imports and exports in terms of monetary value. 164 nations exported goods to Nepal in the fiscal year 2078/79 BS (2021/22). Nepal imported products worth Rs. 1.92 trillion in the just ended fiscal year. Here are the lists of the top 10 imports by dollar amount as reported by the Department of Customs for the fiscal year 2021/2022.

*The data is ranked based on The Research of the Everest list and the Department of Customs.

10. Liquidified Petrolium Gas

Liquidified Petrolium Gas
Image Source: Kathmandu Post

Every month, Nepal imports 50,000 tons of cooking gas. The rise in gas consumption was due to a small increase in industrial usage, with the majority of it being home consumption. In the fiscal year 2021/22, Nepal purchased Rs. 15,27,39,84,446.12 worth of LPG. Authorities claim that around 210 gas bullets enter Nepal at various border crossings.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 15273984446.1
  • HS Code : ‌27111910

9. Milled Rice

Milled Rice
Image Source: Rice News Today

Although Nepal’s economy largely comprises agricultural products as it amounted to 42.5% of the entire GDP of the country, Nepal still relies on imports to sustain the food supply. Nepal imported a total of Rs. 15.7 Arba worth of whole or semi-milled rice amounting to $125 million. The largest countries to export rice (semi-milled/ wholly milled) in 2020 is credited to India with the export amounting to $7.53 billion followed by Thailand with $3.34 billion. The top importers were Saudi Arabia with $1.35 billion and the United States with $1.15 billion worth of imports

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 15794697645
  • HS Code : ‌10063090

8. Gold, semi-manufactured forms

Gold, semi-manufactured forms
Image Source: The Economic Times

Gold in semi-manufactured forms meaning in non monetary forms was the 18th most traded product in 2020 with the trade value of $78.1 billion. Australia had the highest export of semi-manufactured gold with $13.5 billion worth exported and the UK had the highest import with $25.4 billion imported. Semi-manufactured gold is used for making jewelry, gold bullion, gold bars and gold coins. Nepal imported a total of Rs.16.6 Arab worth of gold in semi-manufactured forms. The HS (Harmonized System) Code or the commodity code for the product is 710813.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 16651468572
  • HS Code : ‌71081300

7. Flat rolled product of iron of a thickness less than 3mm

Flat rolled product of iron of a thickness less than 3mm
Image Source: Tradeatlas

For developing countries like Nepal, flat sheets of iron are highly required for construction purposes. In 2020, the top exporters of Iron flat-rolled of a thickness of less than 3mm were Russia with an export of $67.9 million and China with $38.5 million. Whereas, the top importers were France with an import of $67.5 million and Germany with $34.2 million. In 2021, as the pandemic lifted the amount of imports and exports ballooned as Nepal itself had imported a grand total of Rs.16.7 Arba worth of flat rolled iron which amounts to $161 million.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 16737791332
  • HS Code : ‌72083900

6. Coal

Coal
Image Source: Reuters

The fourth largest imported good in Nepal is coal, which is frequently used as fuel in brick kilns. Nepal imported coal worth 21,43,33,58,073.56 into the nation in 2021. India, South Africa, and Australia are among the nations that supply coal to Nepal. Its HS Code is ‌27011900.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 21433358074
  • HS Code : ‌27011900

5. Motor Spirit (Petrol)

Motor Spirit (Petrol)
Image Source: Katmandu Post

Since cars and generators are used so frequently, a lot of petroleum is needed to power them. Nepal imported petrol of Rs. 23,26,52,75,870.68 in 2021. Products made from motor spirit (petrol) have the HS code 27101210. Leading government company Nepal Oil Corporation Limited imports and distributes petrol in Nepal. The top nation from which Nepal imports motor spirit is India.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 23265275871
  • HS Code : ‌27101210

4. Telephone used for cellular or cordless networking

Telephone used for cellular or cordless networking
Image Source: Plann_Images

Telephones for cellular networks or other wireless networks ranked 5th internationally in terms of the most traded product in 2020, with a total trade of $271 billion. Nepal imported the same item the next year in 2021 for a cost of Rs. 2,18,60,90,120.72. GSM cellular network providers in Nepal include Nepal Telecom, Ncell, and Smart Cell. This commodity is primarily imported from China, India, and Vietnam. The HS Code for it is 85171200.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 26398115317
  • HS Code : ‌85171200

3. Crude Soyabean Oil

Crude Soyabean Oil
Image Source: Ariyan International Inc

14 cargoes of soybean oil were imported into Nepal .In the first half of the current fiscal year, imports of crude soybean totaled 1 million tones at a cost of Rs36.54 billion. The import of crude soybean oil brought in income for the nation of Rs3.23 billion in the form of import duties. Nepal ranks as the leading import market for soybean oil. 14 cargoes of soybean oil go to Nepal, which is the main importer accounting to Rs 28,00,69,57,198.32.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 28006957198
  • HS Code : ‌15071000

2. M.S Billet

M.S Billet
Image Source: Shahriar Steel Mills

5.8K ms billets have been imported into Nepal by 193 Buyers. The top three product categories of mild steel billet imported into Nepal are as follows: HSN Code 72071920 : HS : mild steel billets, HSN Code 72071110 : HS : electrical quality, HSN Code 7207190000 : 7207190000. India is the primary source of imports for Ms billet. Ms. billet is the second-highest import in 2021–2022, with 7,467 shipments of Rs. 48,06,57,78,076.92. After the government eliminated customs duties on the import of sponge iron, the majority of Nepali firms that were producing iron rods using iron billets imported from India shifted to doing so.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 48065778077
  • HS Code : ‌72071900

1. High Speed Diesel

High Speed Diesel
Image Source: Amazon Web Services

The largest import market for Speed diesel is Nepal. Nepal was the primary source of 7,476 shipments of speed diesel with an import value of Rs. 70,39,67,42,341 in 2021. 52 Buyers imported 7.5K cargoes of speed diesel into Nepal and the majority of Nepal's Speed diesel is imported from India. Top 3 Speed Diesel Product Categories Nepal imports are identified by HSN Code 27101944: 27101944, HSN Code 27101930: High Speed Diesel and HSN Code 84089010 : HS: other engines: stationary engines of cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 70396742341
  • HS Code : ‌27101930

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10. Liquidified Petrolium Gas

Liquidified Petrolium Gas
Image Source: Kathmandu Post

Every month, Nepal imports 50,000 tons of cooking gas. The rise in gas consumption was due to a small increase in industrial usage, with the majority of it being home consumption. In the fiscal year 2021/22, Nepal purchased Rs. 15,27,39,84,446.12 worth of LPG. Authorities claim that around 210 gas bullets enter Nepal at various border crossings.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 15273984446.1
  • HS Code : ‌27111910

9. Milled Rice

Milled Rice
Image Source: Rice News Today

Although Nepal’s economy largely comprises agricultural products as it amounted to 42.5% of the entire GDP of the country, Nepal still relies on imports to sustain the food supply. Nepal imported a total of Rs. 15.7 Arba worth of whole or semi-milled rice amounting to $125 million. The largest countries to export rice (semi-milled/ wholly milled) in 2020 is credited to India with the export amounting to $7.53 billion followed by Thailand with $3.34 billion. The top importers were Saudi Arabia with $1.35 billion and the United States with $1.15 billion worth of imports

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 15794697645
  • HS Code : ‌10063090

8. Gold, semi-manufactured forms

Gold, semi-manufactured forms
Image Source: The Economic Times

Gold in semi-manufactured forms meaning in non monetary forms was the 18th most traded product in 2020 with the trade value of $78.1 billion. Australia had the highest export of semi-manufactured gold with $13.5 billion worth exported and the UK had the highest import with $25.4 billion imported. Semi-manufactured gold is used for making jewelry, gold bullion, gold bars and gold coins. Nepal imported a total of Rs.16.6 Arab worth of gold in semi-manufactured forms. The HS (Harmonized System) Code or the commodity code for the product is 710813.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 16651468572
  • HS Code : ‌71081300

7. Flat rolled product of iron of a thickness less than 3mm

Flat rolled product of iron of a thickness less than 3mm
Image Source: Tradeatlas

For developing countries like Nepal, flat sheets of iron are highly required for construction purposes. In 2020, the top exporters of Iron flat-rolled of a thickness of less than 3mm were Russia with an export of $67.9 million and China with $38.5 million. Whereas, the top importers were France with an import of $67.5 million and Germany with $34.2 million. In 2021, as the pandemic lifted the amount of imports and exports ballooned as Nepal itself had imported a grand total of Rs.16.7 Arba worth of flat rolled iron which amounts to $161 million.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 16737791332
  • HS Code : ‌72083900

6. Coal

Coal
Image Source: Reuters

The fourth largest imported good in Nepal is coal, which is frequently used as fuel in brick kilns. Nepal imported coal worth 21,43,33,58,073.56 into the nation in 2021. India, South Africa, and Australia are among the nations that supply coal to Nepal. Its HS Code is ‌27011900.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 21433358074
  • HS Code : ‌27011900

5. Motor Spirit (Petrol)

Motor Spirit (Petrol)
Image Source: Katmandu Post

Since cars and generators are used so frequently, a lot of petroleum is needed to power them. Nepal imported petrol of Rs. 23,26,52,75,870.68 in 2021. Products made from motor spirit (petrol) have the HS code 27101210. Leading government company Nepal Oil Corporation Limited imports and distributes petrol in Nepal. The top nation from which Nepal imports motor spirit is India.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 23265275871
  • HS Code : ‌27101210

4. Telephone used for cellular or cordless networking

Telephone used for cellular or cordless networking
Image Source: Plann_Images

Telephones for cellular networks or other wireless networks ranked 5th internationally in terms of the most traded product in 2020, with a total trade of $271 billion. Nepal imported the same item the next year in 2021 for a cost of Rs. 2,18,60,90,120.72. GSM cellular network providers in Nepal include Nepal Telecom, Ncell, and Smart Cell. This commodity is primarily imported from China, India, and Vietnam. The HS Code for it is 85171200.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 26398115317
  • HS Code : ‌85171200

3. Crude Soyabean Oil

Crude Soyabean Oil
Image Source: Ariyan International Inc

14 cargoes of soybean oil were imported into Nepal .In the first half of the current fiscal year, imports of crude soybean totaled 1 million tones at a cost of Rs36.54 billion. The import of crude soybean oil brought in income for the nation of Rs3.23 billion in the form of import duties. Nepal ranks as the leading import market for soybean oil. 14 cargoes of soybean oil go to Nepal, which is the main importer accounting to Rs 28,00,69,57,198.32.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 28006957198
  • HS Code : ‌15071000

2. M.S Billet

M.S Billet
Image Source: Shahriar Steel Mills

5.8K ms billets have been imported into Nepal by 193 Buyers. The top three product categories of mild steel billet imported into Nepal are as follows: HSN Code 72071920 : HS : mild steel billets, HSN Code 72071110 : HS : electrical quality, HSN Code 7207190000 : 7207190000. India is the primary source of imports for Ms billet. Ms. billet is the second-highest import in 2021–2022, with 7,467 shipments of Rs. 48,06,57,78,076.92. After the government eliminated customs duties on the import of sponge iron, the majority of Nepali firms that were producing iron rods using iron billets imported from India shifted to doing so.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 48065778077
  • HS Code : ‌72071900

1. High Speed Diesel

High Speed Diesel
Image Source: Amazon Web Services

The largest import market for Speed diesel is Nepal. Nepal was the primary source of 7,476 shipments of speed diesel with an import value of Rs. 70,39,67,42,341 in 2021. 52 Buyers imported 7.5K cargoes of speed diesel into Nepal and the majority of Nepal's Speed diesel is imported from India. Top 3 Speed Diesel Product Categories Nepal imports are identified by HSN Code 27101944: 27101944, HSN Code 27101930: High Speed Diesel and HSN Code 84089010 : HS: other engines: stationary engines of cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc.

  • Imported value in 2021 (NPR) : 70396742341
  • HS Code : ‌27101930

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