India achieves $400 billion goods export target ahead of schedule



NEW DELHI: India has achieved its goods export target of $400 billion nine days ahead of schedule.
“India set an ambitious target of $400 billion of goods exports and achieves this target for the first time ever. I congratulate our farmers, weavers, MSMEs, manufacturers, exporters for this success. This is a key milestone in our Aatmanirbhar Bharat journey,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Wednesday.
For the current financial year, India had set a $650 billion exports target. Out of $650 billion, the target for services exports was $250 billion.
In the April-December period the figure stood at about $300 billion. “In December alone we touched $37 billion goods exports despite the Omicron fear factor weighing high. This month, in 15 days till January 15, we have reached $16 billion,” commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said in January.
(With inputs from agencies)


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