India only Asian economy that's growing its export share amid trade war

Trade tensions between the US and China have given India an opportunity to ramp up exports to both countries

Ronojoy Mazumdar | Bloomberg

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The only major Asian economy that’s grown its export share since the start of the tariff wars in 2018 is the one with the fewest trade links to China.
India’s share of world exports rose to 1.71 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 from 1.58 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The share of every other economy among Asia’s 10 biggest exporting nations fell in the same period.
Part of the reason for India’s outperformance is that it’s not as integrated into global manufacturing supply chains as peers, which means exporters are cushioned from rising trade tensions in the region. It’s a sentiment that was flagged by central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das in a recent interview.

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First Published: Aug 01 2019 | 6:56 AM IST

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