India's export growth should continue over the near term to medium term

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 06-03-2017        Tweet

MUMBAI: Even as global economy looks to be on a rather bumpy ride, Indian exports, which are mainly dependent on the US, China and Europe have still not recovered, according to a research report by leading researching firm Nomura.

“India’s merchandise export growth turned decisively positive last September after nearly two years of contraction. Yet, there is a wide variance for these exports by destination,” the report said.

India’s exports to the US, Eurozone and Japan however jumped by 1.2% according to the report. “Exports to G3 (US, Eurozone and Japan) rose by 1.2% y-o-y in January after rising by 1.9% in 2016. In contrast, exports to all other regions combined are still contracting, falling by 8.1% y-o-y in January after a 3.6% decline in 2016,” Nomura report said.

According to Nomura the recent rise in the export orders index of the manufacturing PMI to 50.7 in February from 49.8 in January suggests this turnaround in exports growth should continue over the near term to medium term.