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Union budget 2018: Cars to cellphones, what’s cheaper and what’s expensive

After Union Budget 2018 was presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, here’s a list of all imported items that have become costlier or cheaper.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2018 01:29 IST
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Cellphones, cars, LCD and LED televisions, gold are among the imported items set to become costlier after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised custom duties on them during Union Budget 2018. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Cellphones, cars and motorcycles, fruit juices, perfumes and footwear are among the several items that will become costlier after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hiked customs duties on them in Union Budget 2018-19.

However, select items such as imported raw cashew nuts, solar tempered glass and raw materials and accessories of cochlear implants will become cheaper with the government reducing import duties on these items.

Here’s a list of imported items that will become costlier:

* Cars and motorcycles

* Mobile phones

* Silver

* Gold

* Vegetable, fruit juices, including orange and cranberry

* Sunglasses

* Miscellaneous food preparations other than soya protein

* Perfumes and toilet waters

* Sunscreen, suntan, manicure, pedicure preparations

* Preparations for oral dental hygiene, denture fixative

pastes and powders; dental floss

* Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations,

* Deodorants, bath preparations, depilatories, perfumery

* Scent sprays and similar toilet sprays

* Truck and Bus radial tyres

* Silk Fabrics

* Footwear

* Coloured gemstones

* Diamonds

* Imitation jewellery

* Smart watches/wearable devices

* LCD/ LED TV panels

* Furniture

* Mattresses

* Lamps

* Wrist watches, pocket watches, clocks

* Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars, wheeled toys, dolls’

carriages, dolls, toys, puzzles of all kinds

* Video game consoles

* Articles and equipment for sports or outdoor games, swimming pools and paddling pools

* Cigarette and other lighters, candles

* Kites

* Edible/vegetable oils such as olive oil, groundnut oil

Here’s a list of imported items that will become cheaper:

* Raw cashew nuts

* Solar tempered glass or solar tempered glass used for manufacture solar panels/modules

* Raw materials, parts or accessories used in making cochlear implants

* Select capital goods and electronics such as ball screws and linear motion guides.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 14:51 IST