India's November Exports Saw Marginal 1.2% Growth At US Dollar 62.6 Billion

India's November Exports Saw Marginal 1.2% Growth At US Dollar 62.6 Billion

India's overall exports so far in the financial year 2023-24 are estimated to be USD 499.46 billion, against USD 506.52 billion shipped out same period of last year.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 01:02 PM IST
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India's November Exports Saw Marginal 1.2% Growth At US Dollar 62.6 Billion | PTI

India's overall exports, merchandise and services combined, in November are estimated to be USD 62.58 billion, exhibiting a marginal positive growth of 1.23 per cent on a yearly basis, official data released on Friday showed.

The overall exports during November 2022 were worth USD 61.82 billion.

Major contributors to export growth in November 2023, though marginal, include iron ore, gems and jewellery, drugs and pharmaceuticals, fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy and poultry products, mica, coal and other ores, minerals including processed minerals and cotton yarn/fabs, made-ups, handloom products, Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a release.

India's overall exports so far in the financial year 2023-24 are estimated to be USD 499.46 billion, against USD 506.52 billion shipped out same period of last year.

Electronic goods exports

Electronic goods exports register a growth of 23.56 per cent at USD 17.74 billion during April-November 2023 as compared to USD 14.36 billion in April-November 2022.

Ceramic products and glassware exports

Ceramic products and glassware exports record a growth of 20.90 per cent from USD 2.42 billion in April-November 2022 to USD 2.93 billion in April-November 2023.

Drugs and pharma exports

Drugs and pharma exports grew by 8.05 per cent in April-November 2023 at USD 17.92 billion from USD 16.59 billion in April-November 2022.

Trade deficit

In November, the trade deficit, meaning the difference between exports and imports, narrowed to USD 5.30 billion from USD 10.52 billion.

The trade deficit or trade balance so far in the fiscal is estimated to be USD (-) 61.44 billion as against USD (-) 100.38 billion same period last year.

Overall exports

India's overall exports in March ended the financial year 2022-2023 were worth USD 775.87 billion, a growth of over 14 per cent and almost USD 100 billion more than last year's figures.

In 2022-23, India's merchandise and services exports rose 6.74 per cent and 27.86 per cent to USD 450.43 billion and USD 325.44 billion, respectively.

Among various steps the government took was to launch a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme in varied sectors, including electronic goods, to make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investments, enhance exports, integrate India into the global supply chain and reduce dependency on imports. These seemed to have reaped dividends. 

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