Here’s what’s costlier, what’s cheaper of Budget 2018


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2018 on Thursday revised excise and customs duties on a number of products, which will make them either cheaper or costly.

The following is the 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.

Here is a list of what will become costly:

* 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
* 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

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