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  • India's May trade deficit at $6.32 billion: Trade Ministry Jun 02, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    India's May trade deficit at $6.32 billion: Trade Ministry

    Merchandise exports rose to $32.21 billion for the month from $19.24 billion a year earlier, while imports rose to $38.53 billion from $22.86 billion, the data showed.

  • April exports up three times on low base effect; imports soar 163% May 14, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    April exports up three times on low base effect; imports soar 163%

    The large rise is due to the extremely low volume of trade beginning in March, 2020 when the nationwide lockdown had been first instituted.

  • Exports jump to $30.21 billion in April; trade deficit at $15.24 billion May 02, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Exports jump to $30.21 billion in April; trade deficit at $15.24 billion

    Imports too rose to USD 45.45 billion last month as against USD 17.09 billion in April 2020.

  • Lower India-China trade deficit — A moment to brag or brood? Apr 19, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    Lower India-China trade deficit — A moment to brag or brood?

    An advantage on bilateral trade turf will only make sense if New Delhi manages to match Beijing’s economic recovery pace

  • Low base pushes up March exports by 60%, imports soar 53.7% Apr 15, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Low base pushes up March exports by 60%, imports soar 53.7%

    Taking into account March figures, India's cumulative exports in 2020-21 are now expected to be $290.63 billion, down from $314 billion in the previous financial year.

  • Exports rise for third straight month in February, trade deficit spikes 24% Mar 15, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Exports rise for third straight month in February, trade deficit spikes 24%

    Imports continued to rise at a faster pace in February. As a result, the trade deficit also spiked by 24 percent to $12.6 billion.

  • Exclusive | One year on, government yet to notify product standards for key imports Mar 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    Exclusive | One year on, government yet to notify product standards for key imports

    Back in January, 2020, an interministerial committee had decided to bring in comprehensive product standards to disincentivise the import of a large category of goods. But the Bureau of Indian Standards has struggled to establish norms for the same.

  • Exports drop 0.25% in February after rising for two months, preliminary data show Mar 02, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Exports drop 0.25% in February after rising for two months, preliminary data show

    However, inbound trade has continued to rise, pushed up by a surge in gold imports. As a result, the trade deficit also climbed up by more than 25 percent to $12.8 billion in February.

  • India's exports dip 0.25% to $27.67 billion in February, trade deficit widens to $12.88 billion Mar 02, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    India's exports dip 0.25% to $27.67 billion in February, trade deficit widens to $12.88 billion

    The trade deficit widened to $12.88 billion in February as compared to $10.16 billion in the year-ago period, the commerce ministry said in a statement.

  • India's exports up 6.16% in January, trade deficit narrows to $14.54 billion Feb 15, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    India's exports up 6.16% in January, trade deficit narrows to $14.54 billion

    Exports during April-January this fiscal dipped by 13.58 percent to $228.25 billion, while imports declined by 25.92 percent to $300.26 billion.

  • Chart of the Day | November 2020 non-petroleum goods merchandise exports lower than three years ago Dec 17, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | November 2020 non-petroleum goods merchandise exports lower than three years ago

    Non-oil, non-gold imports in November 2020 also far lower than three years ago

  • India's exports dip 5.4% in October, trade deficit narrows to $8.78 billion Nov 03, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    India's exports dip 5.4% in October, trade deficit narrows to $8.78 billion

    During April-October 2020, exports declined 19.05 percent to $150.07 billion, while imports fell 36.28 percent over the same period last year to $182.29 billion.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Exports on the rise after 6 straight months of contraction, will this trend sustain? Oct 16, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Exports on the rise after 6 straight months of contraction, will this trend sustain?

    The trade deficit has also gone down from $11.67 billion in September 2019 and $6.77 billion in August 2020.

  • India's exports rise 6% to $27.58 billion in September Oct 15, 2020 07:19 PM IST

    India's exports rise 6% to $27.58 billion in September

    The country's imports declined 19.6 percent to $30.31 billion in September.

  • India's August exports fall 12.66%, imports contract 26%; trade deficit narrows to $6.77 billion Sep 15, 2020 06:50 PM IST

    India's August exports fall 12.66%, imports contract 26%; trade deficit narrows to $6.77 billion

    The country's imports too declined 26 percent to $29.47 billion in August, leaving a trade deficit of $6.77 billion, compared to a shortfall of $13.86 billion in the same month last year, as per the data.

  • India's July trade deficit in goods at $4.83 billion: Commerce Ministry Aug 14, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    India's July trade deficit in goods at $4.83 billion: Commerce Ministry

    Merchandise imports contracted 28.40 percent in July to $28.47 billion from a year ago while exports fell 10.21 percent to $23.64 billion.

  • India exports fall 36.47% in May, trade deficit narrows to $3.15 billion Jun 15, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    India exports fall 36.47% in May, trade deficit narrows to $3.15 billion

    Trade deficit stood at $9.91 billion during the two months of the current fiscal.

  • How prepared is India to strike and wound China where it hurts the most? Jun 09, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    How prepared is India to strike and wound China where it hurts the most?

    China’s aggression in 1962, leading to war, is only notionally over; it continues by other means, most notably repeated incursions across the Line of Actual Control

  • COVID-19 impact: Exports plunge 60.28% in April May 15, 2020 07:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Exports plunge 60.28% in April

    The trade deficit narrowed to $6.76 billion. Trade deficit in April 2019 stood at $15.33 billion.

  • India exports dip by 34.57% in March; total shipment at $314 billion in 2019-20 Apr 15, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    India exports dip by 34.57% in March; total shipment at $314 billion in 2019-20

    Imports in March dipped by 28.72 percent to $31.16 billion. It contracted by 9.12 percent to $467.19 billion in 2019-20.

  • Trade deficit narrows in December 2019, exports dip for fifth month in a row Jan 15, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Trade deficit narrows in December 2019, exports dip for fifth month in a row

    Imports too declined by 8.83 per cent $38.61 billion, bringing down the trade deficit to $11.25 billion during the month under review.

  • Trade | Is India prepared to move beyond WTO rulings? Jan 09, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Trade | Is India prepared to move beyond WTO rulings?

    It is a time India came out with new and re-designed schemes which not only protect domestic industries but also cannot be legally challenged under the SCM Agreement.

  • India's October trade deficit narrows to $11.01 billion Nov 15, 2019 06:43 PM IST

    India's October trade deficit narrows to $11.01 billion

    Oil imports fell 31.74% to $9.63 billion in October from $14.11 billion in the year-ago period.

  • Reviving exports: Govt mulls measures to rationalise import costs, simplify norms Oct 29, 2019 06:02 PM IST

    Reviving exports: Govt mulls measures to rationalise import costs, simplify norms

    The government is considering simplification of export incentive schemes like Advance Authorisation Scheme. This scheme allows duty free import of inputs for export products

  • FTA review: Govt faces a tough choice, what should it do? Oct 25, 2019 03:32 PM IST

    FTA review: Govt faces a tough choice, what should it do?

    Why would anyone want to manufacture in India when the same can be imported for reduced or zero duties?

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