India’s merchandise exports during January-June 2022 was USD 235.7 billion  as compared to USD 185.9 billion during the same period of the previous year. India’s merchandise imports during January-June 2022 was USD 361.1 billion  as compared to USD 258.6 billion during the same period of the previous year.            

The total merchandise export was USD 421.9 billion during 2021-22 against the export target of USD 400 billion, achieving 105.4% of the export target.

The details of the sector-wise export during January-June 2021 and January-June 2022 is given at Annexure. Barring a few sectors, all major sectors show positive trend with an overall growth rate of 26.7%. The government has taken following remedial measures to boost exports:

  1. Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) extended by one year i.e. upto 30-9-2022.
  2. Assistance provided through several schemes to promote exports, namely, Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) and Market Access Initiatives (MAI) Scheme.
  3. Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme has been implemented since 01.01.2021. Rebate of State and Central Levies and Taxes (RoSCTL) Scheme to promote labour oriented textile exports has been implemented since 07.03.2019.
  4. Common Digital Platform for Certificate of Origin has been launched to facilitate trade and increase Free Trade Agreement (FTA) utilization by exporters.
  5. Districts as Export Hubs has been launched by identifying products with export potential in each district, addressing bottlenecks for exporting these products and supporting local exporters/manufacturers to generate employment in the district.
  6. Role of Indian missions abroad towards promoting India’s trade, tourism, technology and investment goals has been enhanced.
  7. Package announced in light of the COVID pandemic to support domestic industry through various banking and financial sector relief measures, especially for MSMEs, which constitute a major share in exports.


Export of major sectors during January-June 2021 and January-June 2022

                                                                                                                        (Value in US$ Million)

Sr. NoCommodities(Jan-June) 2021(Jan-June) 2022% Change
1Engineering Goods496655873718.27
2Petroleum Products2110846325119.47
3Gems & Jewellery183102042011.52
4Organic & Inorganic Chemicals130361596722.48
5Drugs & Pharmaceuticals12161126604.11
6Electronic Goods6654941041.42
7RMG of all Textiles7477937925.44
8Cotton Yarn/Fabs./made-ups, Handloom Products etc.6393715311.89
10Plastic & Linoleum456048456.25
11Marine Products3189367915.36
12Man-made Yarn/Fabs./made-ups etc.2563284310.93
13Mica, Coal & Other Ores, Minerals including processed minerals28462831-0.51
14Leather & leather products1833245233.72
15Meat, dairy & poultry products1974219911.41
17Ceramic products & glassware177418584.75
18Fruits & Vegetables152916125.46
19Iron Ore34331395-59.36
20Cereal preparations & miscellaneous processed items1078137827.79
21Handicrafts excl. hand made carpet1003866-13.68
24Other cereals50862723.31
25Oil Meals934608-34.91
26Oil seeds5745770.42
29Jute Mfg. including Floor Covering23327618.55

      Source: DGCIS. Data  for 2022 are provisional.


This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.