Exports grow by 11.6% to $25.83 billion in July

New Delhi: Exports grew by 11.64 per cent to $25.83 billion in July, snapping two consecutive months of decline, on the back of demand from Africa, Asean and Far East regions. Imports also declined by
exports grow by 11.6 to 25.83 billion in july -...
PTI 12 Aug 2013, 02:45 PM IST
New Delhi: Exports grew by 11.64 per cent to $25.83 billion in July, snapping two consecutive months of decline, on the back of demand from Africa, Asean and Far East regions.



Imports also declined by 6.2 per cent to USD 38.1 billion during the month, leaving a trade deficit of $12.2 billion. Trade deficit was at $17.47 billion in July last year.

Gold and silver imports stood at $2.9 billion in July, down from $4.4 billion in the same period last year.

Commerce secretary SR Rao said exports to regions like Africa, ASEAN and Far East are helping the country's shipments to grow.

During April-July this fiscal, exports grew by 1.72 per cent to $98.2 billion. Imports too increased by 2.82 per cent to $160.7 billion during the period.

Trade deficit during the first four months of this iscal stood at $62.4 billion.

Oil imports in July declined by 8 per cent to $12.7 billion and during April-July period it grew by 2.65 per cent to $54.5 billion.
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