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India’s merchandise exports in April 2021 was USD 30.21 billion, an increase of 197.03% over USD 10.17 billion in April 2020 and an increase of 16.03% over USD 26.04 billion in April 2019.

May 3, 2021
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India’s merchandise exports in April 2021 was USD 30.21 billion, an increase of 197.03% over USD 10.17 billion in April 2020 and an increase of 16.03% over USD 26.04 billion in April 2019.

India’s merchandise imports in April 2021 was USD 45.45 billion, an increase of 165.99% over USD 17.09 billion in April 2020 and an increase of 7.22% over USD 42.39 billion in April 2019.

India is thus a net importer in April 2021 with a trade deficit of USD 15.24 billion

Value of non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in April 2021 was USD 23.51 billion, a positive growth of 164.28% over USD 8.9 billion in April 2020 and a positive growth of 19.89% over USD 19.61 billion in April 2019.

Non-oil, non-GJ (gold, silver & Precious metals) imports were USD 26.05 billion in April 2021, a positive growth of 111.3% over USD 12.33 billion in April 2020 and a positive growth of 6.48% over USD 24.46 billion in April 2019.

Top 5 commodity groups of exports which recorded positive growth during April 2021are: Gems and Jewellery (9158.63%), Jute mfg. including Floor Covering (1556.39%), Carpet (1351.48%), Handicrafts excl. Handmade Carpet (1207.98%), and Leather and Leather Manufactures (1168.96%).

Only 3 commodity groups of import have shown a fall in April 2021 vis-à-vis April 2020 which are: Silver (-88.55%), Newsprint (-46.07%), and Pulses (-42.46)

India’s merchandise exports in April 2021 was USD 30.21 billion, an increase of 197.03%  over USD 10.17 billion in April 2020 and an increase of 16.03% over USD 26.04 billion in April 2019.

India’s merchandise imports in April 2021 was USD 45.45 billion, with an increase of 165.99% over USD 17.09 billion in April 2020 and an increase of 7.22% over USD 42.39 billion in April 2019.

India is thus a net importer in April 2021 with a trade deficit of USD 15.24 billion, which increased by 120.34% over trade deficit of USD 6.92 billion in April 2020 and declined by 6.81% over trade deficit of USD 16.35 billion in April 2019.

In April 2021, the value of non-petroleum exports was USD 26.85 billion, registering a positive growth of 200.62% over USD 8.93 billion in April 2020 and a positive growth of 19.44% over USD 22.48 billion in April 2019. The value of non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in April 2021 was USD 23.51 billion, registering a positive growth of 164.28% over USD 8.90 billion in April 2020 and a positive growth of 19.89% over USD 19.61 billion in April 2019.

In April 2021, Oil imports was USD 10.8 billion, a positive growth of 132.26% compared to USD 4.65 billion in April 2020 and a negative growth of 6.62 compared to USD 11.56 billion in April 2019.

Non-oil imports in April 2021 was estimated at USD 34.65 billion, showing an increase of 178.6% compared to USD 12.44 billion in April 2020 and an increase of 12.42% compared to USD 30.82 billion in April 2019.

Non-oil, non-GJ (gold, silver &Precious metals) imports was USD 26.05 billion in April 2021, recording a positive growth of 111.3%, as compared to non-oil and non-GJ imports of USD 12.33 billion in April 2020 and a positive growth of 6.48% over USD 24.46 billion in April 2019.

All Major commodities have recorded positive growth in export during April 2021 vis-à-vis April 2020 namely, Gems and Jewellery (9158.63%), Jute mfg. Including floor covering (1556.39%), Carpet (1351.48%), Handicrafts excl. Hand-made carpet (1207.98%), Leather and leather manufactures (1168.96%), RMG of All Textiles (920.52%), Cotton yarn/fabrics/made-ups, handloom products etc. (616.6%), Man-made yarn/fabrics/made-ups etc. (583.53%), Ceramic products and glassware (441.57%), Other cereals (441.46%), Electronic Goods (362.86%), Oil meals (275.91%), Cashew (252.46%), Mica, coal and other ores, minerals including process (234.63%), Engineering goods (234.63%), Tobacco (183.86%), Iron ore (175.15%), Petroleum products (171.11%), Cereal preparations and miscellaneous processed item (170.86%), Oil Seeds (166.24%), Meat, dairy and poultry products (148.6%), Tea (143.04%), Marine products (107.59%), Spices (102.32%), Coffee (73.83%), Organic and Inorganic Chemicals (69.39%), Rice (60.29%), Plastic and linoleum (47.49%), Fruits and vegetables (21.82%), and Drugs and pharmaceuticals (20.68%).

Major commodity groups of export showing positive growth in April 2021 over April 2019 are: Iron ore (219.55%), Other cereals (206.43%), Oil meals (86.59%), Jute mfg. Including floor covering (66.19%), Rice (49.45%), Cereal preparations and miscellaneous processed item (40.34%), Electronic Goods (35.81%), Mica, coal and other ores, minerals including process (33.17%), Spices (32.72%), Cotton yarn/fabrics/made-ups, handloom products etc. (25.27%), Ceramic products and glassware (22.57%), Drugs and pharmaceuticals (22.55%), Carpet (22.38%), Engineering goods (18.61%), Cashew (16.57%), Gems and Jewellery (16.38%), Marine products (16.34%), Handicrafts excl. Hand-made carpet (14.33%), Plastic and linoleum (13.31%), Fruits and vegetables (11.66%), Man-made yarn/fabrics/made-ups etc. (8.35%), and Oil Seeds (1.30%).

Major commodity groups of export showing negative growth in April 2021 over April 2019 are: Tea (-23.66%%), Leather and leather manufactures (-13.27%), Tobacco (-9.86%), RMG of All Textiles (-8.01%), Petroleum products (-5.5%), Coffee (-2.56%), Organic and Inorganic Chemicals (-2.21%), and Meat, dairy and poultry products (-1.38%).

Major commodity groups of import showing positive growth in April 2021 over the corresponding month of last year are: Gold (215906.91%), Pearls, precious & Semi-precious stones (119500.48%), Sulphur & Unroasted Iron Pyrites (1525.05%), Electronic goods (213.59%), Non-ferrous metals (193.89%), Transport equipment (170.95%), Professional instrument, Optical goods, etc. (163.13%), Artificial resins, plastic materials, etc. (138.18%), Metaliferrous ores & other minerals (133.77%), Petroleum, Crude & products (132.26%), Machinery, electrical & non-electrical (113.73%), Textile yarn Fabric, made-up articles (111.7%), Wood & Wood products (101.01%), Machine tools (100.93%), Vegetable Oil (97.57%), Project Goods (91.79%), Leather & leather products (91.59%), Dyeing/tanning/colouring materials (88.10%), Chemical material & products (84.57%), Iron & Steel (73.19%), Organic & Inorganic Chemicals (72.73%), Fruits & vegetables (70.0%), Coal, Coke & Briquettes, etc. (65.98%), Medcnl. & Pharmaceutical products (56.92%), Pulp and Waste paper (46.35%), Cotton Raw & Waste (11.68%) and Fertilisers, Crude & manufactured (7.75%).

Major commodity groups of import showing negative growth in April 2021 over the corresponding month of last year are: Silver (-88.55%), Newsprint (-46.07%), and Pulses (-42.46%). 

Major commodity groups of import showing positive growth in April 2021 over April 2019 are: Vegetable Oil (75.85%), Gold (54.17%), Chemical material & products (41.68%), Artificial resins, plastic materials, etc. (36.69%), Metaliferrous ores & other minerals (29.60%), Sulphur & Unroasted Iron Pyrites (25.23%), Medcnl. & Pharmaceutical products (22.23%), Fruits & vegetables (18.95%), Electronic goods (17.01%), Pearls, precious & Semi-precious stones (15.39%), Non-ferrous metals (13.51%), Organic & Inorganic Chemicals (12.46%), Professional instrument, Optical goods, etc. (6.78%), Dyeing/tanning/colouring materials (5.54%), and Wood & Wood products (2.63%).

Major commodity groups of import showing negative growth in April 2021 over April 2019 are: Silver (-95.25%), Newsprint (-59.63%), Cotton Raw & Waste (-50.42%), Pulses (-46.98%), Project Goods (-37.47%), Leather & leather products (-33.10%), Transport equipment (-24.49%), Machine tools (-23.40%), Pulp and Waste paper (-18.09%), Iron & Steel (-17.93%), Coal, Coke & Briquettes, etc. (-14.84%), Fertilisers, Crude & manufactured (-11.44%), Petroleum, Crude & products (-6.62%), Machinery, electrical & non-electrical (-1.55%), and Textile yarn Fabric, made-up articles (-0.37%).

MERCHANDISE TRADE: Preliminary Data, April 2021

Summary            Value in USD Billion

 
 
Total
 
Non-Petroleum
 
Non- Petroleum and Non-Gems & Jewellery
 
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
% change 2021-22 over 2020-21
% change 2021-22 over 2019-20
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
% change 2021-22 over 2020-21
% change 2021-22 over 2019-20
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
% change 2021-22 over 2020-21
% change 2021-22 over 2019-20
Exports
26.04
10.17
30.21
-60.93
197.03
22.48
8.93
26.85
-60.27
200.62
19.61
8.90
23.51
-54.64
164.28
Imports
42.39
17.09
45.45
-59.69
165.99
30.82
12.44
34.65
-59.65
178.60
24.46
12.33
26.05
-49.61
111.30
Deficit
16.35
6.92
15.24
-57.70
120.34
8.34
3.51
7.80
-57.98
122.49
4.85
3.43
2.54
-29.29
-26.01

Change by top Commodity Groups Value in USD Million

 

Top Increase

Top Decline

 

Commodity group

Change (USD Million)

%  change

Commodity group

Change (USD Million)

%  change

EXPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’20)

Engineering Goods

5552.27

234.63

 

Gems And Jewellery

3305.44

9158.63

Petroleum Products

2120.97

171.11

EXPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’19)

Engineering Goods

1242.47

18.61

Petroleum Products

-195.63

-5.50

Gems And Jewellery

470.34

16.38

Rmg Of All Textiles

-112.78

-8.01

Iron Ore 

435.86

219.55

Organic And Inorganic Chemicals

-45.37

-2.21

 

 

Top Increase

Top Decline

 

Commodity group

Change (USD Million)

%  change

Commodity group

Change (USD Million)

%  change

IMPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’20)

Petroleum, Crude & products

6149.22

132.26

Silver

-91.87

-88.55

Gold

6121.40

N.A.

Pulses

-40.41

-42.46

Electronic goods

3436.18

213.59

Newsprint

-19.78

-46.07

IMPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’19)

Gold

2151.75

54.17

Petroleum, Crude & products

-765.73

-6.62

Electronic goods

733.38

17.01

Transport equipment

-472.32

-24.49

 Vegetable Oil

554.04

75.85

Coal, Coke & Briquettes, etc.

-346.69

-14.84

 

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