India's exports to China up 16.15% to USD 20.87 billion in 2020
India's exports to China up 16.15% to USD 20.87 billion in 2020
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Continuing a positive growth, India's exports grew by 80 per cent to USD 7.04 billion during the first week of this month, according to preliminary data of the commerce ministry.

Exports during May 1-7 last year stood at USD 3.91 billion and USD 6.48 billion in the same week of May 2019, data showed.

Imports too rose by 80.7 per cent to USD 8.86 billion during May 1-7, 2021 as against USD 4.91 billion in the same period last year and USD 10.39 billion in 2019.

India's exports in April jumped nearly three-folds to USD 30.21 billion from USD 10.17 billion in the same month last year.

Major export commodities which are recording healthy growth include gems and jewellery, jute, carpet, handicrafts, leather, electronic goods, oil meals, cashew, engineering, petroleum products, marine products and chemicals.

Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) President S K Saraf said that the exports growth is encouraging and order books of exporters are healthy.

"I will urge the government to look into the issues of MEIS (merchandise export from India scheme). RoDTEP (remission of duties and taxes on export products) rates should allso be announced immediately to further push the shipments as profitability of exporters are getting impacted," he said.

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