NEW DELHI: India’s exports in January fell by 6.58 per cent to $32.91 billion as against $35.23 billion in the same month last year, a data stated on Wednesday. The fall was due to slowdown in global demand.
Similarly, imports also declined in January by 3.63 per cent to $50.66 billion as against $52.57 billion in the same month last year. Trade deficit in January was $17.75 billion, a 12-month low.
Cumulatively, however, during April-January 2022-23, the country’s merchandise exports rose 8.51 per cent to $369.25 billion, while imports increased 21.89 per cent to $602.20 billion, the data showed. Export sectors that recorded negative growth during the 10-month period of this fiscal include engineering goods, iron ore, plastic and linoleum, gems and jewellery. (IANS)
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