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Exports up by 26.9% in August
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Oct '08
India's exports during August, 2008 were valued at US $ 16005 million which was 26.9 per cent higher than the level of US $ 12614 million during August, 2007.

In rupee terms, exports touched Rs.68721 crore, which was 33.5 per cent higher than the value of exports during August, 2007.

Cumulative value of exports for the period April- August, 2008 was US$ 81225 million (Rs.342477 crore) as against US$ 60101 million (Rs.246180 crore) registering a growth of 35.1 per cent in Dollar terms and 39.1 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year.

India's imports during August, 2008 were valued at US $ 29946 million representing an increase of 51.2 per cent over the level of imports valued at US $ 19805 million in August, 2007.

In Rupee terms, imports increased by 59 per cent. Cumulative value of imports for the period April- August, 2008 was US$ 130364 million (Rs.550123 crore) as against US$ 94664 million (Rs.387791 crore) registering a growth of 37.7 per cent in Dollar terms and 41.9 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year.

Oil imports during August, 2008 were valued at US $ 10962 million which was 76.7 per cent higher than oil imports valued at US $ 6202 million in the corresponding period last year.

Oil imports during April- August, 2008 were valued at US$ 45967 million which was 59.6 per cent higher than the oil imports of US$ 28798 million in the corresponding period last year.

Non-oil imports during August, 2008 were estimated at US $ 18985 million which was 39.6 per cent higher than non-oil imports of US$ 13603 million in August, 2007.

Non-oil imports during April- August, 2008 were valued at US$ 84397 million which was 28.2 per cent higher than the level of such imports valued at US$ 65846 million in April- August, 2007.

The trade deficit for April- August, 2008 was estimated at US $ 49139 million which was higher than the deficit at US $ 34543 million during April- August, 2007.

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