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Exports Up 33% To $7.63 Billion During January 1-7 Period

During the first week of this month, imports rose about 33 percent to $11.60 billion as compared to $8.72 billion in the same period of 2021.

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The country's exports grew 33.16 percent to $7.63 billion during January 1-7 period on account of healthy performance by various sectors, including engineering, petroleum and gems and jewellery, according to preliminary data from the commerce ministry. Exports stood at $5.73 billion during the same period last year. 

During the first week of this month, imports rose about 33 percent to $11.60 billion as compared to $8.72 billion in the same period of 2021. Imports, excluding petroleum, increased in the period under review by 29.88 percent over the same period of 2020-21, as per the data.

The ministry has expressed confidence that the healthy growth rate would help in achieving the target of $400 billion worth of goods exports this fiscal. The country's merchandise exports in December 2021 surged 37 percent on an annual basis to $37.29 billion, the highest-ever monthly figure.

(PTI)


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