Robust exports growth in April-August period

According to the latest government exim data, India’s exports (Merchandise and Services combined) in April-August 2018-19 period stood at $ 136.09 billion marking a robust growth of 16.13 per cent over the corresponding period last year. Exports in August have been valued at $ 27.84 billion, as compared to $ 23.36 billion in the same month last year, exhibiting a positive growth of 19.21 per cent.

In August 2018, major commodity groups of export showing positive growth over the corresponding month of last year are: engineering goods, petroleum products, gems and jewellery, organic and inorganic chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Non-petroleum and Non Gems and Jewellery exports in August 2018 were US $ 20.70 Billion, as compared to US $ 17.78 Billion in August 2017, exhibiting a positive growth of 16.45 per cent. Non-petroleum and Non Gems and Jewellery exports in April-August 2018-19 were US $ 99.24 Billion, as compared to US $ 87.60 Billion for the corresponding period in 2017-18, an increase of 13.28 %.

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