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Engineering exports decline 6 percent in Sept: EEPC
Falling for the fourth straight month, India’s engineering exports declined over 6 percent to $6.36 billion in September as against $6.77 billion in the same month last fiscal, EEPC India said on November 13. The country’s engineering shipments contribute 25 percent to the overall merchandise exports.
A clearly visible global slowdown is biting engineering exports, suffering setbacks in almost all major destinations including the US, European Union, Middle East, South Asia or even CIS countries, with September shipments conceding fourth straight monthly decline and fifth in fiscal 2019-20, the engineering exporters body said.
Engineering exports from the country witnessed over 6 per cent decline in September, dropping in all months of fiscal 2019-20 barring May, it added.
In September 2019, shipment of Indian engineering products stood at $6.36 billion as against $6.77 billion in the same month last fiscal. Cumulative engineering exports during April-September 2019-20 dropped to $38.74 billion from $40.26 billion during the corresponding period previous year, registering 3.77 percent decline, the exporters’ body observed in an analysis.
Although the US remained the largest market for India’s engineering exports during September this fiscal, valued at $954 million, it was 8.77 percent lower than $1.05 billion in the same month last year. Likewise, during April-September, engineering exports to the US dropped to $5.75 billion from $5.80 in the comparable six months of 2018-19, EEPC India said.