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India's Exports Dip 5.4% in October to $24.82 Billion: Government Data

Exports during April-October stood at $150.07 billion, registering a decline of 19.05% over the same period last year.

New Delhi: India’s exports declined 5.4% to $24.82 billion in October on account of decline in shipments of sectors like petroleum products, gems and jewellery, and leather, according to government data released on Tuesday.

Exports during April-October 2020-21 stood at $150.07 billion, registering a decline of 19.05% over the same period last year.

“India’s merchandise exports in October 2020 were $24.82 billion, as compared to $26.23 billion in October 2019, showing a fall of 5.4%,” the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.

Imports also fell 11.56% to $33.6 billion during October.

“India was thus a net importer in October 2020 with a trade deficit of $8.78 billion, as compared to a trade deficit of $11.76 billion, an improvement by 25.34%,” it added.