Exports rose 33% to $7.63 billion during January first week

2022-01-17 15:22:45 Exim News

India's exports grew 33.16 per cent to $7.63 billion during January 1-7 period owing to healthy performance by various sectors like engineering, petroleum and gems and jewellery, according to preliminary data released by the Commerce Ministry.

Exports stood at $5.73 billion during the same period last year. In the first week of January 2022, imports rose by around 33 per cent to $11.60 billion as compared to $8.72 billion in the same period of 2021.

Imports, excluding petroleum, increased in the period under review by 29.88 per cent over the same period of 2020-21, according to the Ministry's data.

The ministry has expressed confidence that the healthy growth rate would help in achieving the target of $400 billion worth goods exports this fiscal.

The country's merchandise exports in December 2021 surged 37 per cent on an annual basis to $37.29 billion, the highest-ever monthly figure.

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