New Delhi: India's exports fell 5.45 percent to USD25.1 billion in June, while imports fell 13.46 percent to USD35.3 billion, leaving a trade deficit of USD10.3 billion, a senior trade ministry official said on Friday.

Exports between April and June fell 1.7 percent, totalling USD75.2 billion, Anup Pujari, director general of foreign trade told media.

After recording strong growth for much of last year, India's overseas sales have tanked, with officials blaming weak demand in the United States and Europe for the fall.

Weak exports and widening trade and current account deficits have added to India's current economic gloom, as growth has slowed to its worst pace in nine years.

India's current account deficit touched a record high in the March quarter, keeping the balance of payments in deficit for the second quarter in a row.


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