Merchandise exports fell 0.25% in February from a 12 months in advance to $27.sixty seven billion, whilst imports have been up 6.98% to $40.fifty five billion, the statistics showed.April-February exports are down 12% at $255.nine billion whilst imports withinside the equal duration is down 23% at $340.88 billion, the country showedIndia’s exchange deficit in items widened to $12.88 billion in February from $10.sixteen billion throughout the equal duration a 12 months in advance, an growth of 25.84%, initial statistics launched via way of means of the authorities on Tuesday showed.Merchandise exports fell 0.25% in February from a 12 months in advance to $27.sixty seven billion after successive months of superb boom amid growing worries over surge in coronavirus instances in some states, whilst imports have been up 6.98% to $40.fifty five billion, the statistics showed.Moreover, April-February exports are down 12% at $255.nine billion whilst imports withinside the equal duration is down 23% at $340.88 billion, the statistics stated.The cost of non-petroleum and non-gem stones and jewelry exports in February 2021 become USD 22.forty eight billion compared to USD 21.28 billion in February 2020, a superb boom of five.65%, as in step with statistics.Non-oil, non-GJ (gold, silver & Precious metals) imports have been up 7.40% in February 2021 to USD 23.eighty five billion compared to non-oil and non-GJ imports of USD 22.21 billion in February 2020.Top five commodity organizations of export that recorded superb boom throughout February 2021 vis-à-vis February 2020 are: Other Cereals (542.06%), Oil meals (244.12%), Iron Ore (167.79%), Jute production along with ground covering (45.40%), and Rice(30.10%).Top five commodity organizations of import displaying a fall in February 2021vis-à-vis February 2020 are: Silver (-91.fifty five%), Newsprint (-80.76%), Fertilisers, Crude & manufactured (-46.01), Coal, Coke & Briquettes, etc. (-28.09%), and Leather & leather-based products (-26.75).