Exports grow by 22.5% to USD 16.64 bln in August


New Delhi: Exports grew by 22.5 percent to USD 16.64 billion in August compared to the same period last fiscal, a senior Commerce Ministry official said Wednesday.

Imports, too, jumped by 32.2 percent year-on-year to USD 29.7 billion in August, commerce secretary Rahul Khullar told reporters here.

“Export growth is relatively slow, well below the level of 2009. From next month onwards hopefully, you should see growth at the level of 2008,” Khullar said.

During April-August this fiscal, exports posted a growth rate of 28.6 percent to USD 85.27 billion on a year-on-year basis.

Imports during the April-August period grew by 33.1 percent to USD 141.89 billion.

The country’s trade deficit widened to USD 13.06 billion in August compared to the year-ago period. For the April-August,

2010, period, the trade deficit amounted to USD 56.62 billion.

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