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Cargo containers are seen stacked outside the container terminal of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai. (Reuters File)

Trade gap widens to $12.6 billion on lacklustre exports

By Asit Ranjan Mishra, Livemint, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 05:23 AM IST
  • Between April last year and February 2021, merchandise exports have contracted 12.23%, while merchandise imports fell 23.1%.
The merchandise exports rose 6.16% in January from a year earlier to $27.45 billion, while imports were up 2.03% to $42 billion, the data showed. (Representative Image)(AP)
The merchandise exports rose 6.16% in January from a year earlier to $27.45 billion, while imports were up 2.03% to $42 billion, the data showed. (Representative Image)(AP)

India's January trade deficit narrows to $14.54 billion

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The merchandise trade deficit was $15.3 billion in January 2020.
Imports expanded 7.56% last month, the first time in 10 months, while exports grew 0.14%—leaving a trade deficit of $15.44 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry on Friday.(Bloomberg)
Imports expanded 7.56% last month, the first time in 10 months, while exports grew 0.14%—leaving a trade deficit of $15.44 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry on Friday.(Bloomberg)

India’s trade deficit at 25-month high in Dec

Livemint | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:33 AM IST
India’s merchandise trade had been weakening even before the pandemic hit the economy and external demand. Since March 2020, both exports and imports started declining in high double digits, even temporarily leading to a trade surplus in June for the first time in 18 years.
During April-June this fiscal, exports rose by 14.21% to $82.47 billion.(File Photo)
During April-June this fiscal, exports rose by 14.21% to $82.47 billion.(File Photo)

India’s exports up 17.57% in June, trade deficit widens to 43-month high

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 11:50 PM IST
The trade deficit in June 2018 is the highest since November 2014 when the gap was $16.86 billion.
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