Positive growth in exports for fourth straight month

In consonance with the revival exhibited by exports in the last three months, during December,2016 exports continue to show a positive growth of 5.72 per cent in dollar terms (valued at US$ 23884.97 million) and 7.79 per cent in Rupee terms (valued at Rs. 162179.89 crore) as compared to US$ 22593.35 million (Rs. 150461.57 crore) during December,2015.

exportCumulative value of exports for the period April-December 2016-17 was US$ 198807.75 million (Rs. 1333913.57 crore) as against US$ 197333.62 million (Rs. 1278004.37 crore) registering a positive growth of 0.75 per cent in Dollar terms and positive growth of 4.37 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year.

The growth in exports is negative for USA (-1.21%),China(-7.45%) and EU(-6.27%) but exhibited positive growth in case of Japan(3.79%) for October 2016 over the corresponding period of previous year as per latest WTO statistics.

Imports during December 2016 were valued at US$ 34254.32 million (Rs. 232588.18 crore) which was 0.46 per cent higher in Dollar terms and 2.43 per cent higher in Rupee terms over the level of imports valued at US$ 34096.49 million (Rs. 227067.28 crore) in December, 2015.

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