Gold imports dip to 661 tonnes in FY141 min read . Updated: 17 Dec 2014, 07:11 PM IST
Gold jewellery exports increased to `33,349.38 crore in 2013-14 from `30,840.55 crore a year ago
New Delhi: Gold imports stood at 661.71 tonnes during 2013-14 as compared with 1,013.72 tonnes in the previous fiscal, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
Total gold imports in 2011-12 were 1,078.35 tonnes, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. She further said that gold jewellery exports increased to ₹ 33,349.38 crore (1,20,448 kg) in 2013-14 from ₹ 30,840.55 crore (1,08,827 kg) a year ago.
In 2011-12, the shipments stood at ₹ 31,966.97 crore (1,17,694 kg). An over six-fold jump in gold imports in November has pushed country’s trade deficit to one-and-a-half year high of $16.86 billion in the month, causing fresh concerns for economic policy makers.