InvestorQ : Have exports grown again in the month of October 2021?
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Have exports grown again in the month of October 2021?

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Rutuja Nigam answered.
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The Ministry of Commerce normally puts out initial estimates at the start of the month. Based on the early estimates by the ministry, the merchandise exports for Oct-21 were up 42% on a yoy basis at $35.47 billion. On a sequential month on month basis, the exports were higher by 5%. At the forefront of the export surge were sectors like engineering goods, petroleum products, jewellery and organic as well as inorganic chemicals.

However, imports are still a worry as they continued to remain high at $55.37 billion. The trade deficit at $19.9 billion in October 2021 is lower than the figure of $22.59 billion in Sep-21. However, in absolute terms, this would means that India ends up the year with a trade deficit well in excess of $220 billion. Gold and oil imports were the key drivers of the import surge and that is not good news. India looks on target for $400 billion exports in FY22.

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