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Engineering exports decline 6% in Sept: EEPC India

New Delhi: Falling for the fourth straight month, India's engineering exports declined over 6 per cent to $6.36 billion in September as against $6.77 billion in the same month last fiscal, EEPC India said on Wednesday.

The country's engineering shipments contribute 25 per cent 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 per cent 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 per cent 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.

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