Rediff.com  » Business » India's exports rise in Dec; trade deficit widens to $21.68 bn

India's exports rise in Dec; trade deficit widens to $21.68 bn

Source: PTI
January 14, 2022 14:35 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

The country's exports in December 2021 surged 38.91 per cent on an annual basis to $37.81 billion due to healthy performance by sectors such as engineering, textiles and chemicals, even as the trade deficit widened to $21.68 billion during the month, government data showed on Friday.

Imports in December 2021 too increased 38.55 per cent to $59.48 billion.

During April-December 2021-22, exports rose 49.66 per cent to $301.38 billion.

 

Imports during the period surged 68.91 per cent to $443.82 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $142.44 billion, the data showed.

"Merchandise exports in December 2021 were $37.81 billion, as compared to $27.22 billion in December 2020, exhibiting a positive growth of 38.91 per cent.

"As compared to December 2019, exports in December 2021 exhibited a positive growth of 39.47 per cent," the commerce ministry said in a statement.

Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI© Copyright 2022 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Related News: India
 

Moneywiz Live!