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Budget 2019: List of things that are likely to get costlier and cheaper

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Petrol, diesel prices cut further on Thursday

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday July 5, presented the Union Budget – a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India for the year 2019-20 – in the Lok Sabha. While laying her statement on the Parliament table, Sitharama announced a hiked tax and raised import duty on various objects.

Here’s a list of items that are set to get more expensive and cheaper once the budget comes into effect.


  • Petrol and diesel
  • Cigarettes, Hookah and chewing tobacco
  • Gold and silver
  • Fully-imported cars
  • Split air-conditioners
  • Loudspeakers
  • Digital video recorders
  • Imported books
  • CCTV cameras
  • Cashew Kernels
  • Imported plastics
  • Raw materials for manufacture of soap
  • Vinyl flooring, tiles
  • Optical fibre
  • Ceramic tiles and wall tiles
  • Imported stainless steel products
  • Imported auto parts
  • Newsprint and paper for newspaper and magazines
  • Marble slabs
  • Mountings for furniture
  • Sports equipment
  • Stop watches
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, suntan
  • Toilet waters
  • Toothpaste
  • Toys
  • Truck, bus radial tyres
  • TV sets
  • Vegetable juices
  • Video games
  • Wrist watches


  • Electronic goods
  • Electric vehicles
  • Set-top box
  • Import of defence equipment

Meanwhile, PM Modi said the union budget presented today is “one of hope” and “it is a budget that will boost India’s development in the 21st Century”.

At the same time, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the finance minister presented a budget for a “new India”, which laid the foundation for an inclusive and progressive nation, the rise of which was powered by the hard work of 130 crore countrymen.

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