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Exports to get a leg up from robust US growth

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Published : Oct 1, 2018, 12:32 am IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2018, 12:32 am IST

With further streamlining of exporters’ GST refunds, their competitiveness should also improve, helping them in the global market, it said.

According to the trade data for August, 2018 while exports have shown a growth of about 19 per cent in dollar terms, the rupee realisations for the export shipments went up close to 30 per cent, said Assocham.
 According to the trade data for August, 2018 while exports have shown a growth of about 19 per cent in dollar terms, the rupee realisations for the export shipments went up close to 30 per cent, said Assocham.

New Delhi: The robust US growth is expected to help Indian exporters, an Assocham paper said on Sunday.

“With the US, India’s largest destination for merchandise exports, showing a robust economic growth, its best in the last four years, Indian exports hold a promising outlook, helping the country’s macro picture,” said the paper.

US economy grew by 4.2 per cent in the second quarter of this year, the best in about four years despite a tariff war with China, it said.

“The US accounted for about a good chunk of 16 per cent of India’s total merchandise exports of $303 billion in the fiscal 2017-18 with the annual growth of 13.42 per cent. It is the largest market for Indian exports, both for merchandise and even services. So, when the US grows at its current pace, it augurs very well for the total Indian exports’ basket,” the paper said.

It said India’s exports to the United States showed a growth trend of over 13 per cent in the last fiscal, ended March, 2018. “With exception of June, 2018 the same trend line is visible in the current financial year as well. In fact, going forward, this should only improve as rupee decline against the US dollar is resulting into higher realisations for exporters at home, making them more competitive,” the chamber said.

It said a sharp drop in rupee may have caused a burden on the country’s import bill, but the net realisations for exporters have increased significantly.

According to the trade data for August, 2018 while exports have shown a growth of about 19 per cent in dollar terms, the rupee realisations for the export shipments went up close to 30 per cent, said Assocham.

With further streamlining of exporters’ GST refunds, their competitiveness should also improve, helping them in the global market, it said.       

“Engineering goods, chemicals, gems and jewellery are among the major items of exports to the US from India. With the focus of the Trump administration on infrastructure build-up, the demand for Indian exports, particularly of steel and other engineering goods should increase. Besides, with the festival season around the corner, the orders for the gems and jewellery should also look up,” the chamber added.

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