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Exports increase in dollar & INR terms in April 2018

 

Exports during April 2018 were valued at $ 25.91 billion as compared to $ 24.64 billion during April 2017, exhibiting a positive growth of 5.17 per cent. In rupee terms, exports were valued at Rs 1,70,052.96 crore in April 2018 as compared to Rs 1,58,913.79 crore during April 2017, registering a positive growth of 7.01 per cent.

 

During April 2018, the major commodity groups of export showing positive growth over the corresponding month of the previous year were engineering goods (17.63 per cent), organic and inorganic chemicals (38.48 per cent), drugs and pharmaceuticals (13.56 per cent), cotton yarn/fabs./made-ups, handloom products, etc. (15.66 per cent), and plastic and linoleum (30.03 per cent).

 

Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in April 2018 were valued at $ 19.80 billion as against $ 17.72 billion in April 2017, an increase of 11.73 per cent.

 

Imports

 

Imports during April 2018 were valued at $ 39.63 billion (Rs 2,60,084.67 crore) which was 4.60 per cent higher in dollar terms and 6.43 per cent higher in rupee terms over the imports valued at $ 37.88 billion (Rs 2,44,380.52 crore) in April 2017.

 

The major commodity groups of import showing high growth in April 2018 over the corresponding month of the previous year were petroleum, crude and products (41.49 per cent), machinery, electrical and non-electrical (9.11 per cent), coal, coke and briquettes, etc. (20.43 per cent), organic and inorganic chemicals (18.36 per cent) and transport equipment (33.18 per cent).

 

Crude oil and non-oil imports

 

Oil imports during April 2018 were valued at $ 10.41 billion which was 41.49 per cent higher than oil imports valued at $ 7.36 billion in April 2017. Non-oil imports during April 2018 were estimated at $ 29.21 billion which was 4.30 per cent lower than non-oil imports of $ 30.53 billion in April 2017, said a release.

 

Source : Exim News Service - New Delhi, May 16

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