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Exports up 24% to $38 billion in April; commerce deficit widens to $20 billion

Exports up 24% to $38 billion in April; commerce deficit widens to $20 billion

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NEW DELHI: Exports rose by 24.22 per cent to a month-to-month file excessive of $38.19 billion in April on account of wholesome efficiency by sectors like petroleum merchandise, digital items and chemical compounds, at the same time as commerce deficit widened to $20 billion through the month, the commerce ministry mentioned on Tuesday.
Imports through the month below evaluate grew by 26.55 per cent to $58.26 billion. The commerce deficit in April 2021 was at $15.29 billion.
Oil imports through the month rose by 81.21 per cent to $19.5 billion. Coal, Coke and Briquettes imports jumped to $4.8 billion as in opposition to $2 billion in April 2021.
Gold imports, nevertheless, dipped to $1.68 billion through the month below evaluate from $6.23 billion in April 2021.
Engineering items exports elevated by 15.38 per cent to $9.2 billion whereas petroleum merchandise exports soared 113.21 per cent to $7.73 billion.
Nonetheless, gems and jewelry exports dipped by 2.11 per cent to $3.3 billion.
Commenting on exports, FIEO president A Sakthivel mentioned that the “highest-ever exports” of over $38 billion, through the first month of the fiscal, reveals the continual spectacular efficiency of the exports sector.
“The advantages of the newly signed FTAs and the PLI Scheme will additional assist us in constructing on the milestones achieved through the earlier fiscal,” he mentioned.

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