Imports, excluding petroleum, jumped 23.37 per cent during the week, the official added. Trade deficit during the week stood at USD 2.55 billion.
Exports of pharmaceuticals, and gems and jewellery grew 32 per cent to USD 139.12 million and 88.8 per cent to USD 3,360.71 million, respectively.
Similarly, the outbound shipments of engineering goods increased by 16.7 per cent to USD 215.13 million during the week.
Sectors which recorded negative growth include petroleum, marine products and leather goods.
During the period, exports to the US, Hong Kong and Singapore rose by 53.91 per cent, 176.2 per cent and 90.76 per cent, respectively.
The country's export had also recorded positive growth in September but declined 5.4 per cent to USD 24.82 billion in October.
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