"Our exports are expected to grow at about 15 per cent in 2017-18," he said while presenting Union Budget 2018-19 here.
The country's merchandise shipments rose 12.36 per cent to USD 27.03 billion in December 2017.
Cumulatively, exports during April-December 2017-18 grew by 12.05 per cent to USD 223.512 billion.
Total exports value was recorded at USD 274.64 billion in 2016-17, up from USD 262.29 billion in the preceding year.
In December last year, the government announced incentives worth Rs 8,450 crore to boost exports of goods and services, mainly from labour-intensive sectors.
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