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Exports up 10.1 per cent, imports grow by 20.3 per cent in Jan

Exports grew by 10.1 per cent year-on-year to $25.4 billion, while imports increased by 20.3 per cent in January.

twitter-logoPTI | February 9, 2012 | Updated 16:30 IST

Exports grew by 10.1 per cent year-on-year to $25.4 billion, while imports increased by 20.3 per cent in January, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar on Thursday said.

Imports stood at $40.1 billion in January 2012, resulting in a trade deficit of $14.7 billion.

During April-January 2011-12, the country's exports increased by 23.5 per cent to $242.8 billion.

Imports grew by 29.4 per cent to $391.5 billion during the 10 months period. The trade deficit stood at USD 148.7 billion for the period.

"What you are looking at now is exports for the fiscal around $300 billion, imports at about $460 billion with a balance of trade of about $160 billion, " Khullar said.


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