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    Essential agri commodities exports up 18% in Apr-Feb

  • Date : 22 April, 2021

    Despite the Covid-19 situation world over, the country’s export of essential agricultural commodities for the April 2020-February 2021 period has increased by 18.49% to ?2.74 lakh crore as compared with ?2.31 lakh crore in the same period last year. Imports too have shown a rise of 2.93% to ?1.41 lakh crore during the period.

    However, the balance of trade has favourably increased to ?1.325 lakh crore as against ?93,907 crore during the same period in 2019-20.

    The commodities which posted significant positive growth in exports were wheat, non basmati rice, soya meal, spices, sugar, raw cotton, fresh and processed vegetables and alcoholic beverages.

    Source: The Economic Times
 















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