NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India posted a trade deficit INTRD=ECI of $2.91 billion in goods in September, data released by the government showed on Friday.
Merchandise imports INIMP=ECI contracted 19.60% in September to $30.31 billion from a year ago while exports INEXP=ECI rose 5.27% to $27.40 billion, data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed.
Total merchandise imports fell by 40.06% to $148.69 billion during April-September while exports were down 21.43% from the year-ago period to $125.06 billion, the data showed.
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Reporting by Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar; Editing by Catherine Evans
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