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Indian exports fall by over 36% in May

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

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's merchandise exports shrank by more than a third in May from a year ago, dragged down by a fall in global demand and shipments due to the outbreak of coronavirus, trade ministry data showed on Monday.

Merchandise exports were down by 36.47% to $19.05 billion in May, while imports were down 51.05% to $22.20 billion, the data showed.

(Reporting by Aftab Ahmed; Editing by Toby Chopra)