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India’s Foreign Trade: August, 2012

New Delhi: October 1,2012

India’s exports during August, 2012 were valued at US $ 22330.44 million (Rs. 124067.50 crore) which was 9.74 per cent lower in Dollar terms (10.76 per cent higher in Rupee terms) than the level of US $ 24739.38 million (Rs. 112016.94 crore) during August, 2011. Cumulative value of exports for the period April-August 2012 -13 was US $ 119977.36  million (Rs 655670.24 crore) as against US $ 127587.62 million (Rs 571179.18 crore) registering a  negative growth of 5.96 per cent in Dollar terms and growth of 14.79 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year.

           

IMPORTS

 

            India’s imports during August, 2012 were valued at US $ 37952.86 million (Rs.210865.35 crore) representing a negative growth of 5.08 per cent in Dollar terms (growth of 16.47 per cent in Rupee terms)  over the level of imports valued at US $ 39984.69 million ( Rs. 181045.87 crore) in August, 2011. Cumulative value of imports for the period April-August, 2012-13 was US $ 191148.45 million (Rs. 1044658.06 crore) as against US $ 203790.14 million (Rs. 912439.82 crore) registering a negative growth of 6.20 per cent in Dollar terms and growth of 14.49 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year.

 

CRUDE OIL AND NON-OIL IMPORTS  

           

            Oil imports during August, 2012 were valued at US $ 12876.1 million which was 2.96  per cent higher than oil imports valued at US $  12505.7 million in the corresponding period last year.  Oil imports during April-August, 2012-13 were valued at US$ 66690.2 million which was 2.80 per cent higher than the oil imports of US $ 64873.8 million in the corresponding period last year.

 

            Non-oil imports during August, 2012 were estimated at US $ 25076.8 million which was 8.74 per cent lower than non-oil imports of US $ 27479.0 million in August, 2011.  Non-oil imports during April - August, 2012-13 were valued at US$ 124458.3 million which was 10.41 per cent lower than the level of such imports valued at US$ 138916.3 million in April - August, 2011-12

 

            The trade deficit for April - August, 2012-13 was estimated at US $ 71171.09 million which was lower than the deficit of US $ 76202.52 million during April -August, 2011-12. 

 

EXPORTS & IMPORTS  : (US $ Million)

(PROVISIONAL)

 

 

 

AUGUST

APRIL-AUGUST

EXPORTS(including re-exports)

 

 

2011-12

24739.38

127587.62

2012-13

22330.44

119977.36

%Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012

-9.74

-5.96

 

 

 

IMPORTS

 

 

2011-12

39984.69

203790.14

2012-13

37952.86

191148.45

%Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012

-5.08

-6.20

TRADE BALANCE

 

 

2011-12

-15245.31

-76202.52

2012-13

-15622.42

-71171.09

 

 

 

EXPORTS & IMPORTS  : (Rs. Crore)

 

 

 

(PROVISIONAL)

AUGUST

APRIL-AUGUST

 

 

 

EXPORTS(including re-exports)

 

 

2011-12

112016.94

571179.18

2012-13

124067.50

655670.24

%Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012

10.76

14.79

IMPORTS

 

 

2011-12

181045.87

912439.82

2012-13

210865.35

1044658.06

%Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012

16.47

14.49

TRADE BALANCE

 

 

2011-12

-69028.93

-341260.64

2012-13

-86797.85

-388987.82

 

Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

New Delhi:  October 1, 2012

 
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