India's exports seen above $220 billion in current fiscal news
12 February 2011

India's exports in the current financial year could well cross the $200 mark and touch $220 billion on the back of booming demand for its products in the West, commerce secretary Rahul Khuller said today.

India's exports grew 32.5 per cent to $20.6 billion in January, helping the country earn $184.6 billion from exports in the April 2010 to January 2011 period.

The end-January export figure is just short of $15.6 billion from the earlier target of $200 billion.

The gains came mostly from buoyant exports of gems, jewellery, engineering goods and petroleum products, Khuller said.

At the current rate of growth India's exports could cross $200 billion in February and cross $220 billion by end-March 2011, he noted.

"On the whole, export performance is pretty good. My guess is by next month we will cross $200 billion and we should end this financial year at $220-$225 billion," Khuller said.

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India's exports seen above $220 billion in current fiscal