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India : Merchandise Trade  
Released On 2/15/2017 7:30:00 AM For Jan, 2017
Balance$-10.37 B$-9.84 B
Exports Y/Y5.7 %4.3 %
Imports Y/Y0.5 %10.7 %

January's merchandise trade balance was $9.84 billion in deficit, a 28.4 percent widening from a year ago. However, over the first ten months of the financial year, the red ink stands at $86.4 billion, down from $107.7 billion during the same period of FY2015/16.

Exports last month were 4.3 percent higher on the year, down from 5.7 percent in December but still almost double November's rate. Imports rose a stronger 10.7 percent, a sharp pick up from the previous period's near flat performance and the best outturn since November 2014.

The merchandise trade balance measures the difference between imports and exports of goods. The level of the international trade balance, as well as changes in exports and imports, indicate trends in foreign trade and can offer a guide to an economy's competitiveness. Alongside the merchandise data, exports and imports of services are also provided. The statistics, which are not seasonally adjusted, are reported in both local currency and U.S. dollars, the latter being the main market focus.  Why Investors Care

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