June 14, 2019 / 1:44 PM / 12 days ago

India's May trade deficit widens to $15.36 billion

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO - A worker sits on a ship carrying containers at Mundra Port in the western Indian state of Gujarat April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s trade deficit widened to $15.36 billion in May from a year ago, the trade ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Trade deficit stood at $14.62 billion in May 2018.

Merchandise exports grew nearly 4% to $29.99 billion last month compared with a year earlier, while imports were up 4.3% at $45.35 billion, data showed.

Reporting by Aftab Ahmed; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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