Exports rise 18.8 pc to USD 20 bn so far in November
The country's exports rose 18.8 per cent to USD 20.01 billion during the three week period of this month (November 1-21), due to healthy growth in sectors such as petroleum products, engineering goods, chemicals and gems and jewellery, according to the preliminary data of the commerce ministry. Imports during the period increased 45.34 per cent to USD 35.11 billion as against USD 24.15 billion during the corresponding period last year, the data showed.
The exports are growing at aat a healthy rate and are expected to cross USD 400 billion by the end of the current fiscal.
In October, the outbound shipments jumped 43 per cent to USD 35.65 billion, while the trade deficit widened to USD 19.73 billion during the month.
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