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India services export flat at $14 bn in Sep, import grows to $8.45 bn, shows RBI data

Mumbai: Services export of India remained flat at $13.73 billion in September year-on-year while import slightly picked up to $8.45 billion, showed RBI data. In September 2016, India had exported services worth $13.77 billion. The import grew 1.7 per cent from $8.30 billion last year.

In August 2017, the services export was $13.7 billion while the import came in at $8.66 billion.

Representational image.

Representational image.

Cumulatively, the services export during April-September read $80.33 billion. Import of services was valued at $46.74 billion in the first half of the fiscal, showed the data on India's International Trade in Services released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

India is one of the major economies contributing to the world services export industry.

The services sector contributes to about 55 per cent in India's gross domestic product. The data for the latest month comes with a lag of 45 days. The data published by the RBI is provisional and undergoes revision when the Balance of Payments (BoP) data is released on a quarterly basis.

Published Date: Nov 14, 2017 15:33 PM | Updated Date: Nov 14, 2017 15:40 PM

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