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Rs 52,000 crore: The amount spent every year by about 450,000 Indian students on higher education abroad

     Print Edition: April 20, 2008

Rs 52,000 crore: The amount spent every year by about 450,000 Indian students on higher education abroad

21 per cent: The growth in exports from the 27-member European Union to India in 2007. In absolute terms, EU exports to India were at e29.4 billion (Rs 1.85 lakh crore)

Rs 16,000 crore: The losses suffered by the Indian entertainment industry because of piracy and counterfeiting, according to an E&Y study

Rs 12,561 crore: Amount the government will bear in 2008-09 if it revises the salary of government employees as per the Srikrishna Commission recommendations

1,400: Number of petrol pumps that Reliance Industries will shut down as it moves out of the business. The shift of volumes from Reliance to PSUs is expected to increase the government’s subsidy burden by Rs 4,000 crore.

$12 billion (Rs 48,000 crore): Value of auto part exports from China last year, up from less than $2 billion (Rs 8,000 crore) in 2002. India’s 2007-08 export figures are estimated at Rs 15,172 crore

Rs 32-35 crore: The amount of money paid by Vodafone to Sony, the official broadcaster, to be the presenting sponsor for the soon-to-debut Indian Premier League (IPL)

42.7 per cent: Percentage of retail losses of oil marketing companies that the government reimburses with oil bonds

Rs 40,000 crore: The amount the government paid out as income tax refunds in the last financial year. This is 15 per cent of the income tax collected across the country in 2006-07

$1.65 trillion (Rs 66 lakh crore): China’s forex reserves in February

250.93 million: Mobile telephone connections in India at the end of February, 2008. China leads with 540.5 million users and the US is second with 256 million users. India is expected to overtake the US by next month

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