November exports fall 4 percent, imports soar

NEW DELHI Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:50am IST

Workers climb up stacked containers at the Thar Dry Port in Sanand in the western Indian state of Gujarat November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Workers climb up stacked containers at the Thar Dry Port in Sanand in the western Indian state of Gujarat November 12, 2012.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's exports fell 4 percent to $22.3 billion in November, while imports jumped to $41.5 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $19.3 billion, a trade ministry official said on Tuesday.

Exports between April and November fell 6 percent to $189 billion.

Oil imports rose 16.8 percent to $14.5 billion, the official said.

(Reporting By Frank Jack Daniel)

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