India’s merchandise exports in April 2021 was USD 30.21 billion

India’s merchandise exports in April 2021 was USD 30.21 billion

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)

02 MAY 2021

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
 2019-202020-212021-22% change 2021-22 over 2020-21% change 2021-22 over 2019-202019-202020-212021-22% change 2021-22 over 2020-21% change 2021-22 over 2019-202019-202020-212021-22% change 2021-22 over 2020-21% change 2021-22 over 2019-20
Exports26.0410.1730.21-60.93197.0322.488.9326.85-60.27200.6219.618.9023.51-54.64164.28
Imports42.3917.0945.45-59.69165.9930.8212.4434.65-59.65178.6024.4612.3326.05-49.61111.30
Deficit16.356.9215.24-57.70120.348.343.517.80-57.98122.494.853.432.54-29.29-26.01

Change by top Commodity Groups Value in USD Million

 Top IncreaseTop Decline
 Commodity groupChange (USD Million)%  changeCommodity groupChange (USD Million)%  change
EXPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’20)Engineering Goods                                          5552.27234.63 
Gems And Jewellery                                         3305.449158.63
Petroleum Products                                         2120.97171.11
EXPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’19)Engineering Goods                                          1242.4718.61Petroleum Products                                         -195.63-5.50
Gems And Jewellery                                         470.3416.38Rmg Of All Textiles                                        -112.78-8.01
Iron Ore                                                   435.86219.55Organic And Inorganic Chemicals                            -45.37-2.21
 Top IncreaseTop Decline
 Commodity groupChange (USD Million)%  changeCommodity groupChange (USD Million)%  change
IMPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’20)Petroleum, Crude & products6149.22132.26Silver-91.87-88.55
Gold6121.40N.A.Pulses-40.41-42.46
Electronic goods3436.18213.59Newsprint-19.78-46.07
IMPORT (APR ’21 OVER APR’19)Gold2151.7554.17Petroleum, Crude & products-765.73-6.62
Electronic goods733.3817.01Transport equipment-472.32-24.49
 Vegetable Oil554.0475.85Coal, Coke & Briquettes, etc.-346.69-14.84

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