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India's trade deficit widens to $11.64 billion in August
September 15, 2017 / 1:12 PM / 6 days ago

India's trade deficit widens to $11.64 billion in August

Cargo containers are seen stacked outside the container terminal of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai, India, July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s trade deficit widened to $11.64 billion in August from a month ago, government data showed on Friday.

The trade shortfall was $11.45 billion in July.

Merchandise exports for August came in at $23.82 billion, up 10.29 percent year-on-year. Goods imports last month were of $35.46 billion, up 21.02 percent from a year ago.

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani

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