Exports rose by 52.39% in the first week of June pushed by sectors including engineering, gems and jewellery and petroleum products. Imports surged by 83% in the said period, according to PTI which quoted preliminary data from Commerce Ministry.
Total exports from June 1-7 stood at $7.71 billion while imports came in at $9.1 billion in the same period.
Petroleum and crude oil imports surged by 135% to $1.09 billion. Imports of electronic goods and pearls, precious and semi-precious stones increased by 45.85 per cent to $324.77 million and 111 per cent to $294 million respectively.
Exports to the US, UAE and Bangladesh rose by about 60 per cent to $500 million, 57.86 per cent to $173 million and 212 per cent to $166.3 million respectively.
Similarly, imports from China, the US, and UAE grew by 90.94 per cent to USD 809.53 million, 89.45 per cent to $410.65 million and 164.55 per cent to about $400 million respectively.
India's exports grew by 67.39 per cent to $32.21 billion in May, driven by healthy growth in sectors such as engineering, and petroleum products.