Exports up 46% to $33.28 bn in August

Imports during the month increased by 51.72% to $47.09 billion, Commerce Ministry data showed

India’s exports rose by 45.76% to $33.28 billion in August, as against $22.83 billion in the same month last year, according to Commerce Ministry data released on Tuesday.Imports during the month increased by 51.72% to $47.09 billion, the data showed.Trade deficit in August widened to $13.81 billion as against $8.2 billion in the same month last year.Cumulative value of exports for the period April-August 2021 expanded by 67.33% to $164.10 billion, compared to $98.06 billion in the year-ago period.Imports during April-August 2021 stood at $219.63 billion as against $121.42 billion.