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India’s Exports up 18% in October

India’s Exports up 18% in October

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Nov 2018 4:48 AM GMT

New Delhi: India’s merchandise exports grew by 17.86 per cent in October on a year-on-year basis, official data showed on Thursday. Even on the sequential basis, India’s merchandise exports showed robust growth in the month under review as it had declined by 2.15 per cent in September. According to data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India’s October 2018 exports increased to $26.98 billion from $22.89 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year. “Cumulative value of exports for the period April-October 2018-19 was $191.01 billion as against $168.64 billion during the period April-October 2017-18, registering a positive growth of 13.27 per cent in dollar terms,” the Ministry said in its review statement. “Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in October 2018 were $18.94 billion, as compared to $16.54 billion in October 2017, exhibiting a positive growth of 14.54 per cent.” As per the data, engineering goods, petroleum products, gems and jewellery and organic and inorganic chemicals and drugs and pharmaceuticals commodity groups showed a high export growth during the month under review. (IANS)

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