India’s Foreign Trade: September, 2016

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New Delhi, October 16, 2016: I. MERCHANDISE TRADE

EXPORTS (including re-exports)

Exports during September,2016 has shown sign of revival registering a growth of 4.62 per cent in dollar terms (5.45 per cent higher in Rupee terms)

valued at US$ 22880.56 million (Rs.152699.59 crore) in September 2016 than the level of US$ 21869.36 million (Rs.144814.06 crore) during

September,2015.

Cumulative value of exports for the period April-September 2016-17 was US$ 131400.50 million (Rs.879475.63 crore) as against US$ 133723.24

million (Rs.858622.52 crore) registering a negative growth of 1.74 per cent in Dollar terms and positive growth of 2.43 per cent in Rupee terms

over the same period last year.

Non-petroleum exports in September 2016 are valued at US$ 20330.31 million against US$ 19282.01 million in September 2015, an increase

of 5.44%. Non-petroleum exports during April to September 2016 are valued at US$ 117314.05 million as compared to US$ 116767.85 million

for the corresponding period in 2015, an increase of 0.47%.

The growth in exports have fallen for USA (-6.42%), EU (-8.39 %), China (-4.36%) but Japan exhibited positive growth (1.92%) for July 2016

over the corresponding period of previous year as per latest WTO statistics.

IMPORTS

Imports during September 2016 were valued at US$ 31220.13 million (Rs.208356.00 crore) which was 2.54 per cent lower in Dollar terms and

1.78 per cent lower in Rupee terms over the level of imports valued at US$ 32035.32 million (Rs.212130.85) in September,2015.

Cumulative value of imports

for the period April-September 2016-17 was US$ 174409.62 million (Rs.1167458.25 crore) as against US$ 202269.62 million (Rs.1298646.11 crore)

registering a negative growth of 13.77 per cent in Dollar terms and 10.10 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year.

CRUDE OIL AND NON-OIL IMPORTS:

Oil imports during September, 2016 were valued at US$ 6886.36 million which was 3.13 percent higher than oil imports valued at US$ 6677.58

million in the corresponding period last year. Oil imports during April-September, 2016-17 were valued at US$ 39297.17 million

which was 18.59 per cent

lower than the oil imports of US$ 48271.11 million in the corresponding period last year.

Non-oil imports during September, 2016 were estimated at US$ 24333.77 million which was 4.04 per cent lower than non-oil imports of

US$ 25357.74 million in September, 2015. Non-oil imports during April-September 2016-17 were valued at US$ 135112.45 million

which was 12.26 per cent

lower than the level of such imports valued at US$ 153998.51 million in April-September, 2015-16.

II. TRADE IN SERVICES (for August, 2016, as per the RBI Press Release dated 14thOctober 2016)

EXPORTS (Receipts)

Exports during August 2016 were valued at US$ 13381 Million (Rs.89571.88 Crore) registering a positive growth of 4.74 per cent in dollar

terms as compared to negative growth of 4.11 per cent during July 2016 (as per RBI’s Press Release for the respective months).

IMPORTS by Advertise” >Payments)

Imports during August 2016 were valued at US$ 8054 Million (Rs. 53913.15 Crore) registering a positive growth of 8.71 per cent in dollar

terms as compared to negative growth of 11.68 per cent during July 2016 (as per RBI’s Press Release for the respective months).

III.TRADE BALANCE

MERCHANDISE: The trade deficit for April-September, 2016-17 was estimated at US$ 43009.12 million which was 37.26 % lower than the

deficit of US$ 68546.38 million during April-September, 2015-16.

SERVICES: As per RBI’s Press Release dated 14th October 2016, the trade balance in Services (i.e. net export of Services) for August, 2016

was estimated at US$ 5327 million. The net export of services for April- August, 2016-17 was estimated at US$ 26889 million which is lower

than net export of services of US$ 28178 million during April- August, 2015-16. (The data for April-August 2015-16 and 2016-17 has been

derived by adding April-August month wise QE data of RBI Press Release).

OVERALL TRADE BALANCE: Overall the trade balance has improved. Taking merchandise and services together, overall trade deficit

for April- September 2016-17 is estimated at US$ 16120.12 million which is 60.07 percent lower in Dollar terms than the level of US$ 40368.38

million during April-September 2015-16. (Services data pertains to April-August 2016 as August 2016 is the latest data by Advertise” >available as per RBI’s

Press Release dated 14th October 2016)

MERCHANDISE TRADE

EXPORTS & IMPORTS : (US $ Million)

(PROVISIONAL)

   
 

SEPTEMBER

APRIL-SEPTEMBER

EXPORTS(including re-exports)

   

2015-16

21869.36

133723.24

2016-17

22880.56

131400.50

%Growth2016-17/ 2015-16

4.62

-1.74

IMPORTS

   

2015-16

32035.32

202269.62

2016-17

31220.13

174409.62

%Growth2016-17/ 2015-16

-2.54

-13.77

TRADE BALANCE

   

2015-16

-10165.96

-68546.38

2016-17

-8339.57

-43009.12

     

EXPORTS & IMPORTS : (Rs. Crore)

(PROVISIONAL)

 
 

SEPTEMBER

APRIL-SEPTEMBER

EXPORTS(including re-exports)

   

2015-16

144814.06

858622.52

2016-17

152699.59

879475.63

%Growth2016-17/ 2015-16

5.45

2.43

IMPORTS

   

2015-16

212130.85

1298646.11

2016-17

208356.00

1167458.25

%Growth2016-17/ 2015-16

-1.78

-10.10

TRADE BALANCE

   

2015-16

-67316.79

-440023.59

2016-17

-55656.41

-287982.62

SERVICES TRADE

EXPORTS & IMPORTS (SERVICES) : (US $ Million)

(PROVISIONAL)

August 2016-17

EXPORTS (Receipts)

13381.00

IMPORTS by Advertise” >Payments)

8054.00

TRADE BALANCE

5327.00

   

EXPORTS & IMPORTS (SERVICES): (Rs. Crore)

(PROVISIONAL)

August 2016-17

EXPORTS (Receipts)

89571.88

IMPORTS (Payments)

53913.15

TRADE BALANCE

35658.72

Source: RBI Press Release dated 14th October 2016

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