April trade deficit widens to $15.33 billion1 min read . Updated: 15 May 2019, 07:10 PM IST
- Trade deficit was $10.89 billion in March 2019 and $13.72 billion in April 2018
- Merchandise exports remained almost flat at $26.07 billion in April 2019
NEW DELHI : India's trade deficit widened to $15.33 billion in April from a year ago, the trade ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
Trade deficit was $13.72 billion in April 2018 and was $10.89 billion in March 2019
Merchandise exports remained almost flat at $26.07 billion in April compared with a year earlier, while imports were up 4.5% at $41.40 billion, data showed.
Oil imports grew by 9.26% to $11.38 billion and non-oil imports expanded by 2.78%.
Gold imports rose by 54% to $3.97 billion in April.
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