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Trade watch: Low demand for goods from China, others sinks imports

Import from India's key crude oil suppliers -- Saudi Arabia and Iraq -- contracted 14.3 per cent and 11.2 per cent, respectively

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Shreya Nandi New Delhi
A decline in demand from six of India’s top 10 import partners -- China, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Korea, Australia, and Singapore -- resulted in India’s imports hitting a 17-month low of $50.6 billion in January, showed the data compiled by the department of commerce.

Shipments from South Korea, Australia, and Singapore declined by 14.1 per cent, 26.7 per cent, and 9.8 per cent, respectively.

Among the 10, growth in inbound shipment was seen only in the case of the United Arab Emirates (12.1 per cent), the US (27.4 per cent), Russia (297.4 per cent), and Indonesia (22.9 per cent).

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 9:49 PM IST

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