Imports too declined by 13.85 percent to $36.89 billion, narrowing trade deficit to $10.86 billion in the month.
Sluggish world trade and the twin disruptions of demonetisation and Goods & Services Tax to blame.
India's goods exports in July posted a marginal growth of 2.25 percent (year-on-year) to $26.33 billion as out-bound shipments from major sectors such as petroleum, gems and jewellery, engineering goods and leather registered a decline.
Non-oil goods imports in June 2019 lower than in June 2017
The vital component of a television set has a 5 percent custom duty while finished products are cheaper to import from FTA countries
Total goods import growth in May 2019 from a month ago was 4.3 percent, but crude oil imports went up 8.2 percent
US President Trump last month refused to give waivers to countries like India from buying oil from Iran, in an attempt to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero.
"Procedure for import of 2 lakh tonne pigeon peas/toor dal, 1.5 lakh tonne urad dal, 1.5 lakh tonne moong dal and 1.5 lakh tonne peas (including yellow peas, green peas, dun peas, and kaspa peas) is laid down," directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) has said in a notice.
The United States reimposed sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump last May withdrew the country from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and several world powers, accusing it of supporting terrorism and conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
In a separate but similar case, an administrative judge earlier recommended an import ban on some iPhones, siding with Qualcomm. But, unlike the second ruling, that finding is not binding and must be reviewed by the agency.
Higher purchases by the world's biggest edible oil importer could support palm oil prices that are trading near their lowest level in three months.
"Import of vegetable oils during February 2019 is reported at 1,242,533 tonnes compared to 1,157,044 tons in February 2018," Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA) said in a statement.
New Delhi made a commitment in the Paris Agreement of 2015 to reduce the carbon emissions intensity of India's economy by one-third, and aims to more than double the share gas has in its energy mix to 15 percent by 2030, from 6.2 percent now.
Sakshi Batra is in conversation with Gaurav Choudhury to find out what's next for India.
"We do not agree with that at all. Our tariffs (import duties) are very consistent with the bound rates that we are entitled to in the WTO," Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan told reporters here.
He asserted that India would export trains made by its engineers to Italy, but not import anything from there. Goyal, also the Coal Minister, made his remarks in a ceremony to dedicate to the country a 1,000-megawatt (MW) thermal power project of NTPL and a 150-MW solar power projects of NLC India Ltd in southern Tamil Nadu.
India imposes 60 percent tax on overseas buying of corn but under the tariff rate quota it can allow imports at lower or zero duty.
The US imposed a 25 percent extra levy on steel and 10 percent on aluminium products from many countries, including India last year.
Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan also discussed the progress made under Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) during his talks with Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister of China's Ministry of Commerce, the Indian Embassy here said in a press release.
The commerce and industry minister said that there has been a complaint by aluminium industry about dumping of the commodity.
With oil prices falling by over 30 percent since October, India’s external outlook is expected to improve.
According to the ratings agency, if the organisation of the petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) and its allies decide to hold their supply, oil prices are likely to rebound.
All Chinese rice samples were accepted while one Vietnamese rice sample was accepted and the other rejected, they said.
The five-day expo was held amid criticism that China, the world's biggest exporter of goods, imports far less from the rest of the world.
The ruling comes in the backdrop of Japan dragging India to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against certain measures taken by New Delhi on imports of iron and steel products. The case was filed by Japan in December 2017.