© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Cargo containers are seen stacked outdoors the container terminal of JNPT in Mumbai

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s commerce deficit in items was $15.24 billion in April, preliminary information launched by the federal government on Sunday confirmed.

Merchandise exports rose to $30.21 billion for the month from $10.17 billion a 12 months earlier, whereas imports rose to $45.45 billion from $17.09 billion, the info confirmed.

Final 12 months India was underneath a strict nationwide lockdown to curb the unfold of the coronavirus, resulting in a big discount in worldwide commerce volumes.

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