In February, the trade balance deteriorated to a USD 15.1 billion deficit, which was larger than the USD 14.7 billion deficit recorded in the previous month. Imports amounted to USD 39.8 billion, which represents a 20.6% increase over the same month last year, slightly up from the 20.3% rise recorded in January. Meanwhile, exports fell from USD 25.3 billion in January to USD 24.6 billion in February. The figure represents a 4.3% rise in annual terms, well down the 10.1% expansion observed in January. The 12-month rolling sum of exports currently sits at USD 302.6 billion, which is broadly in line with government projections that exports would reach USD 300 billion the fiscal year 2011/12, which ended in 31 March. India has set an export target of USD 500 billion for the fiscal year 2013/14.
India Trade Balance
Trade deficit widens as export growth eases
April 3, 2012
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October 17, 2016
Recently-released data related to India’s external sector showed that the trade deficit totaled USD 8.3 billion in September, which was a smaller shortfall than the USD 10.2 billion gap recorded in September 2015 (August 2016: USD 7.7 billion deficit).
October 15, 2016
In September, consumer prices fell 0.23% from the previous month, which followed August’s flat growth.
October 12, 2016
The fall in industrial production moderated in August, after recording the largest contraction since November 2015 in July.
October 5, 2016
Activity in India’s manufacturing sector lost steam in September.
October 4, 2016
The newly facelifted Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to ease monetary policy at a scheduled meeting on 4 October, cutting the repurchase rate from 6.50% to 6.25%—an over five-year low.