Export target achieved: Govt
The export target for the year 2011-12 has been achieved, said the Indian government on Wednesday.
"In 2011-12 the rate of annual growth of exports was approximately 15pc . The data for April-September 2012 shows slowdown in export," said Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D. Purandeswari in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The growth of export to West Asia - GCC, other West Asian Countries, ASEAN, other South Asian countries in the year 2011-12 was 6.79pc , 22.89pc , 43.38pc and 14pc respectively, said the minister.
In recent years Indian export has shown an increase of non-traditional items including leather, electronics, chemicals and services, Purandeswari said.