Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Exports rise to $13.72 bn during April 1-14


NEW DELHI: The country’s exports have increased to $13.72 billion during April 1-14 this year on account of healthy growth rate in sectors such as engineerin­g and gems and jewellery, according to the provisiona­l data of the Commerce Ministry.

Exports during April 1-14 last year were aggregated at $3.59 billion.

In April 2020, the outbound shipments had contracted by a record 60 per cent due to COVID-19 related lockdown.

Imports during the period under review swelled to $19.93 billion as against $6.54 billion during April 1-14 last year, the data showed.

The final figures for April 2021 would be released during mid-May by the ministry. Exports have surged by 60.29 per cent to $34.45 billion in March, even as the outbound shipments contracted by 7.26 per cent during the full 202021 fiscal to $290.63 billion.

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