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1(5)/2012-EPL Government of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce Economic Division ******** New Delhi, the 11th October, 2012 PRESS RELEASE INDIA’S FOREIGN TRADE: SEPTEMBER, 2012 A. EXPORTS (including re-exports) Exports during September, 2012 were valued at US $ 23698.30 million (Rs. 129405.75 crore) which was 10.78 per cent lower in Dollar terms (2.28 per cent higher in Rupee terms) than the level of US $ 26561.20 million (Rs. 126520.28 crore) during September, 2011. Cumulative value of exports for the period April-September 2012 -13 was US $ 143675.66 million (Rs 785075.99 crore) as against US $ 154148.82 million (Rs 697699.46 crore) registering a negative growth of 6.79 per cent in Dollar terms and growth of 12.52 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year. B. IMPORTS Imports during September, 2012 were valued at US $ 41778.68 million (Rs.228134.59 crore) representing a growth of 5.09 per cent in Dollar terms and 20.47 per cent in Rupee terms over the level of imports valued at US $ 39756.07 million ( Rs. 189372.08 crore) in September, 2011. Cumulative value of imports for the period AprilSeptember, 2012-13 was US $ 232927.13 million (Rs. 1272792.65 crore) as against US $ 243546.21 million (Rs. 1101811.90 crore) registering a negative growth of 4.36 per cent in Dollar terms and growth of 15.52 per cent in Rupee terms over the same period last year. C. CRUDE OIL AND NON-OIL IMPORTS: Oil imports during September, 2012 were valued at US $ 14093.6 million which was 30.74 per cent higher than oil imports valued at US $ 10779.5 million in the corresponding period last year. Oil imports during April-September, 2012-13 were valued at US$ 80783.7 million which was 6.78 per cent higher than the oil imports of US $ 75653.3 million in the corresponding period last year. Non-oil imports during September, 2012 were estimated at US $ 27685.0 million which was 4.46 per cent lower than non-oil imports of US $ 28976.5 million in September, 2011. Non-oil imports during April - September, 2012-13 were valued at US$ 152143.4 million which was 9.38 per cent lower than the level of such imports valued at US$ 167892.9 million in April - September, 2011-12. D. TRADE BALANCE The trade deficit for April - September, 2012-13 was estimated at US $ 89251.47 million which was lower than the deficit of US $ 89397.39 million during April -September, 2011-12.

30 %Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012 -10.36 -89397.47 APRIL-SEPTEMBER 126520.59 20.99 12.08 228134.28 189372.80 -98728.09 TRADE BALANCE 2011-12 -13194.28 129405.EXPORTS & IMPORTS : (US $ Million) (PROVISIONAL) SEPTEMBER EXPORTS(including reexports) 2011-12 26561.68 %Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012 5.82 143675.78 IMPORTS 2011-12 39756. Crore) (PROVISIONAL) EXPORTS(including reexports) 2011-12 2012-13 %Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012 IMPORTS 2011-12 2012-13 %Growth2012-13/ 2011-2012 TRADE BALANCE 2011-12 2012-13 SEPTEMBER APRIL-SEPTEMBER 154148.13 -4.20 2012-13 23698.66 -6.66 .21 232927.65 15.52 1101811.84 697699.39 -89251.07 2012-13 41778.87 2012-13 -18080.46 785075.75 2.90 1272792.47 -62851.52 -404112.44 -487716.79 243546.38 EXPORTS & IMPORTS : (Rs.

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