At $20 billion, export
grew 11.59 per cent in December against 7.91 per cent in the previous month. The estimated value of services
exports for January stood at $20.92 billion. This would be revised next month. Import
rose 10.36 per cent in December against 13.48 per cent in November.
Services worth $12.56 billion were imported in December. Imports to the tune of $13.10 billion were estimated to have been made in January. This figure would also be revised next month.
Surplus in trade services stood at $7.45 billion for December. That month, trade deficit (merchandise) stood at $14.49 billion, leaving a deficit in both services and goods at $7.04 billion that month.