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India's March trade deficit widens to $13.93 billion - trade ministry

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Cargo containers are seen stacked outside the container terminal of JNPT in Mumbai

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's trade deficit in goods widened to $13.93 billion in March from $9.98 billion during the same period a year earlier, revised trade data released by the government on Thursday showed.

Merchandise exports rose 60.29% in March from a year earlier to $34.45 billion, while imports were up 53.74% to $48.38 billion, the data showed.

For the whole fiscal year ended on March 31, the goods exports were down 7.26% to $290.63 billion while imports fell 18.02% to $398.18 billion from a year earlier, the data showed.

(Reporting by Manoj Kumar and Neha Arora)