Title: Study of Indian exports and imports; sectoral trend analysis for 19 years between 1996-1997 to 2014-2015

Authors: Som Sekhar Bhattacharyya; Akash Deep Choudhury

Addresses: National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Faculty Room No. 212, Admin Block, NITIE Campus, Vihar Lake Road, 400087 Mumbai, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Room No. 201, Vikram Sarabhai Hostel, NITIE Campus, Vihar Lake Road, 400087 Mumbai, India

Abstract: Trade is an existential feature of human society. In the era of nation states, the quantum of international trade provides a good indication about the economic progress of a country. Emerging economies thus have very dynamic and expanding contours of international trade. In this research, the authors have collected sectoral trade data of India between the years 1996-1997 to 2014-2015. The authors have carried out trend analysis of the past 19 years data to comprehend the footprints of Indian economy on the world and vice-versa. The authors found the key contributing factors that affected the export and import in different sectors of the Indian economy.

Keywords: export/import; international trade; emerging economy India; trend analysis; sectoral study.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2017.085927

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2017 Vol.19 No.2, pp.233 - 290

Available online: 14 Jul 2017 *

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