Exports contract 5.45% in June to $25 billion

During the April-June quarter, exports shrunk 1.7% to $75.2 billion while imports also dipped 6.1% to $115.26 billion from same period last year

New Delhi: India's exports contracted by 5.45%, year-on-year basis, to $25.07 billion in June due to the persisting global economic slowdown, reports PTI.

Imports also declined by 13.46% to $35.37 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $10.3 billion, according to the Director General of Foreign Trade A Pujari.

Meanwhile, Commerce Secretary SR Rao told reporters that, "Exports have contracted but trade deficit is also coming down."

During the April-June quarter of this fiscal exports have shrunk 1.7% to $75.2 billion over the first quarter of 2011-12. Imports have also dipped by 6.1% during the first quarter of 2012-13 to $115.26 billion.

Trade deficit in Q1 has declined to $40.06 billion, from $46.30 billion in April-June last fiscal.

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