Merchandise exports for April rose 5.2 percent from a year ago to $25.9 billion.
Goods imports last month were $39.6 billion, a gain of 4.6 percent from a year ago, data from the commerce and industry ministry showed.
The trade deficit for 2017/18 fiscal year ending in March grew to $156.8 billion from $105.72 billion in the previous year, mainly driven by a rising oil import bill - a growing concern for the central bank.
(Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)
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