India April trade deficit of $ 15.24 billion: trade ministry By Reuters


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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s goods trade deficit was $ 15.24 billion in April, preliminary data released by the government showed on Sunday. Merchandise exports rose to $ 30.21 billion in the month from $ 10.17 billion a year earlier, while imports rose to $ 45.45 billion from $ 17.09 billion, the data showed. Last year, India came under a strict national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, causing a significant reduction in international trade volumes.

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