Exports fall by 12.7%, imports down by 26%

by Yash Shah

India’s merchandise exports fell on a y-o-y basis by 12.7 per cent to USD 22.7 billion in August 2020, as per the data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Among the major export commodities, rice recorded a rise of 59.1 per cent, drugs & pharmaceuticals of 17.3 per cent and iron ore of 46 per cent. Exports of petroleum products fell by 39.9 per cent and that of gems & jewellery fell by 43.3 per cent.

India’s import bill decreased y-o-y by 26 per cent to USD 29.5 billion in August 2020. Crude oil imports fell by 41.6 per cent while non-oil imports declined by 20.1 per cent. The non-oil commodities that recorded a fall in imports include iron & steel (-62.1 per cent), organic & inorganic chemicals (-18.4 per cent), coal, coke & briquettes (-37.8 per cent) and electronic goods (-11.7 per cent). Gold imports rose by 171.3 per cent.

Trade deficit in August 2020 widened to USD 6.7 billion from USD 16.8 billion in the year-ago month.

References
1. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1654586
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
6.9 0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
46.5 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
49.0 +0.6
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
42.5 -1.1
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20 Jun 20
New projects 3.25 5.55 3.91 0.68
Completed projects 0.85 1.66 1.73 0.24
Stalled projects 0.41 0.61 0.76 0.11
Revived projects 0.43 0.83 0.42 0.59
Implementation stalled projects 0.91 0.13 9.78 0.08
Updated on: 26 Sep 2020 9:28AM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Sep 19 Dec 19 Mar 20 Jun 20
All listed Companies
 Income -2.3 -1.7 -4.9 -28.1
 Expenses -3.1 -2.2 -1.8 -28.4
 Net profit -1.3 -10.8 -47.4 -41.1
 PAT margin (%) 5.3 5.1 2.4 5.3
 Count of Cos. 4,452 4,431 4,245 4,112
Non-financial Companies
 Income -6.3 -5.5 -8.9 -38.4
 Expenses -6.7 -6.4 -4.9 -38.4
 Net profit -13.8 -13.8 -48.4 -60.2
 PAT margin (%) 5.7 5.7 3.4 4.2
 Net fixed assets 10.4 12.9
 Current assets 4.9 3.0
 Current liabilities 5.0 4.8
 Borrowings 8.3 14.7
 Reserves & surplus 5.7 2.1
 Count of Cos. 3,328 3,307 3,199 3,098
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 26 Sep 2020 9:28AM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.4 1.2
 Expenses 9.9 13.6 1.6
 Net profit -40.3 21.9 -12.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 5.1
 Assets 10.9 9.3 9.9
 Net worth 7.5 8.6 6.8
 RONW (%) 3.5 4.3 7.2
 Count of Cos. 27,531 26,568 2,842
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.7 13.9 -2.3
 Expenses 8.8 14.0 -1.6
 Net profit -9.0 25.0 -19.7
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.2 5.8
 Net fixed assets 7.1 5.3 16.0
 Net worth 6.1 8.6 3.9
 RONW (%) 5.7 6.9 9.6
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.0 0.7
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.4 3.6
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 47
 Count of Cos. 22,401 21,603 2,134
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Sep 2020 8:59PM