India's Exports Growth Strengthens in September

By Anant Vijay Kala Features Dow Jones Newswires

India's exports grew 25.7% from a year earlier to $28.61 billion in September, government data showed Friday.

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That was sharply higher than August's 10.3% rise.

Imports rose 18.1% to $37.6 billion, helping narrow the trade deficit in September to $8.98 billion from $9.07 billion a year earlier.

The stronger exports will cheer policymakers as they look to counter criticism that the government's mismangement has pushed growth in the South Asian economy to a three-year low.

Write to Anant Vijay Kala at anant.kala@wsj.com

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October 13, 2017 08:59 ET (12:59 GMT)