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Trade deficit widens to 4-month high of $14.62 billion

June 15, 2018 17:52 IST

Oil imports were up 49.46 per cent to $11.5 billion on back of surge in international crude prices.

India's trade deficit widened to four month high of $14.62 billion in May as imports surged nearly 15 per cent, the government said on Friday.

 

Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said exports in May rose by 28.18 per cent to $28.86 billion while imports were up 14.85 per cent to $43.48 billion.

Trade deficit widened to $14.62 billion from $13.84 billion in May 2017.

Oil imports were up 49.46 per cent to $11.5 billion on back of surge in international crude prices.

Gold imports were up 16.6 per cent to $1.18 billion in May.

Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

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