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India's exports rise to $13.72 billion between April 1-14; engineering, gems lead

Exports during April 1-14 last year were aggregated at $3.59 billion. In April 2020, the outbound shipments had contracted by a record 60 per cent due to COVID-19 related lockdown

twitter-logoPTI | April 16, 2021 | Updated 14:46 IST
India's exports rise to $13.72 billion between April 1-14; engineering, gems lead

The country's exports have increased to $13.72 billion during April 1-14 this year on account of healthy growth rate in sectors such as engineering and gems and jewellery, according to the provisional data of the Commerce Ministry.

Exports during April 1-14 last year were aggregated at $3.59 billion. In April 2020, the outbound shipments had contracted by a record 60 per cent due to COVID-19 related lockdown.

Imports during the period under review swelled to $19.93 billion as against $6.54 billion during April 1-14 last year, the data showed. The final figures for April 2021 would be released during mid-May by the ministry.

Exports have surged by 60.29 per cent to $34.45 billion in March, even as the outbound shipments contracted by 7.26 per cent during the full 2020-21 fiscal to $290.63 billion.

Also read: India shifts from mass vaccine exporter to importer, worrying the world

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