India’s merchandise exports rose by 15.46 per cent to $37.29 billion in May on account of wholesome efficiency by sectors like petroleum merchandise, digital items and chemical compounds, even because the commerce deficit widened to $23.33 billion in the course of the month, the Commerce Ministry stated on Thursday.
Imports in the course of the month too grew by 56.14 per cent to $60.62 billion.
The commerce deficit in May 2021 stood at $6.53 billion.
“India’s merchandise export in April – May 2022-23 was $77.08 billion with an increase of 22.26 per cent over $63.05 billion in April -May 2021-22,” it stated.
Petroleum and crude oil imports throughout May 2022 surged by 91.6 per cent to $18.14 billion.
Coal, coke and briquettes imports jumped to $5.33 billion, as towards $2 billion in May 2021.
Gold imports elevated to $5.82 billion in the course of the month beneath evaluation, from $677 million in May 2021.