Exim Bank says export growth to surge 7% in Oct-Dec; Nov merchandise shipment shrinks

Mumbai: The Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on Monday said the country's export growth will surge to 7 percent for the October-December quarter.

The release of the estimates, done by the city-headquartered policy bank using in-house modelling method, comes days after official data showed merchandise exports growth slumping to 0.8 percent for November on a base effect.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

The Exim Bank estimate said merchandise exports will go up to $82.39 billion for the third quarter of the fiscal year, as against $77 billion.

Non-oil exports will grow 7.20 percent to $71.45 billion during the same period, as against the $66.65
billion in the year-ago period.

In a statement, the bank said it has developed an in-house model to generate an export leading index (ELI) for India to track and forecast the movement in exports on a quarterly basis.

The ELI modelling will keep getting updated and the findings will be released by the bank on a regular basis,
the statement added.

The model and forecast have been reviewed by a standing technical committee of domain experts, it said.

The country's exports growth slid sharply to 0.8 percent in November from October's 17.86 percent growth in what was attributed to base effects.

There was a double-digit contraction in exports of gems and jewellery and engineering goods in November, which impacted the overall growth.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2018 17:26:14 IST