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India June Trade Gap Hits Record High On Rising Import Bill

Imports jumped 51.02% in June from a year ago, while exports rose 16.78%.

Imports jumped 51.02% in June from a year ago, while exports rose 16.78%.

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India’s trade deficit widened the most on record last month as high global commodity prices further raised the import cost of goods such as oil and gold. 

The gap between exports and imports rose to $25.63 billion in June, from $24.3 billion in May, preliminary data released by the Commerce Ministry showed Monday.