Exports up 10.29 per cent in August; trade deficit widens to USD 11.64 billion 

India's exports grew by 10.29 per cent, highest in the last four months, to USD 23.81 billion in August, helped mainly by higher growth in petroleum products.

Published: 15th September 2017 07:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2017 07:11 PM   |  A+A-

Image for representational purpose only.

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India's exports grew by 10.29 per cent, highest in the last four months, to USD 23.81 billion in August, helped mainly by higher growth in petroleum products, engineering and chemicals shipments, government data showed today.

Imports too rose by 21.02 per cent to USD 35.46 billion in August from USD 29.3 billion in the year-ago month, according to the data released by the commerce ministry.

Trade deficit widened to USD 11.64 billion in the month under review from USD 7.70 billion in August 2016, due to increase in gold imports, which rose by about 69 per cent to USD 1.88 billion in August.

Oil imports grew by 14.22 per cent to USD 7.75 billion in August.

Cumulative exports during April-August of 2017-18 rose by 8.57 per cent to USD 118.57 billion, while imports increased by 26.63 per cent to USD 181.71 billion, leaving a trade deficit of USD 63.14 billion.

"In continuation with the positive growth exhibited by exports for the last twelve months, exports during August have shown growth of 10.29 per cent in dollar terms," the ministry said in a statement. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Business news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL2018