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Consider the information provided in the figure below relating to India’s foreign trade in 1997-98 and the first eight months of 1998-99.
Total trade with a region is defined as the sum of exports to and imports from that region.
Trade deficit is defined as the excess of imports over exports. Trade deficit may be negative.
A:USA. B:Germany C:Other EU. D:U.K. E:Japan F:Russia
G:Other East Europe H:OPEC I:Asia J:Other LDCs K:Others
What is the region with which India had the highest total trade in 1997-98?
B. Other E. U.
In 1997-98 the amount of Indian exports, in millions US $, to the region with which India had the lowest total trade, is approximately
In 1997-98, the trade deficit with respect to India, in billions of US $, for the region with the highest trade deficit with respect to India, is approximately equal to
What is the region with the lowest trade deficit with India in 1997-98?
D. Other E. U.
Assume that the total exports of 1998-99 is double that of the exports done in April-November. What is the region to which Indian exports registered the highest percentage growth between 1997-98 and 1998-99?
A. Other East Europe
D. Exports have declined, no growth
1) Answer (C)
The four major trading partners with India in 1997-98 are A, G, H and I.
From the numbers, we can ignore the others for this questions.
Total trade with A in the year 1997-98 is 9%*40779 + 19%*33979 = 10,126
Total trade with G in the year 1997-98 is 19%*40779 + 10%*33979 = 11,146
Total trade with H in the year 1997-98 is 23%*40779 + 10%*33979 = 12,777
Total trade with I in the year 1997-98 is 14%*40779 + 20%*33979 = 12,505
Hence, the correct option is block H which is OPEC
2) Answer (B)
In both imports and exports, India did the least amount of trade in 1997-98 with K (both equal to 1%).
Hence, India had the lowest total trade with K in the year 1997-98.
The amount of Indian exports equals 1%*33979 = 340 millions
3) Answer (A)
In order to find the trading partner with the highest trade deficit, we have to look for countries from whom India imported a lot but exported little.
The two countries which are important here are G and H. However, the exports to both are the same. But the imports from H are more than the imports from G.
So, the trading partner with whom India has the highest trade deficit is H.
The amount of trade deficit equals 23%*40779 – 10%*33979 = 5981 mio ~ 6 bn
4) Answer (A)
In order to find the country with whom India has the least trade deficit, we have to look for countries whom India exported a lot and imported less.
The only two countries which fit the bill are countries A and I.
Trade deficit with A in 1997-98 is 19%*33979 – 9%*40779 = 2.78 billion
Trade deficit with I in 1997-98 is 20%*33979 – 14%*40779 = 1.08 billion
Hence, the country with the least trade deficit is country A or USA
5) Answer (B)
There are only two trade partners whose percentage of exports increased from 1997-98 to 1998-99. They are A and G.
If the total exports of 1998-99 are double that from the months April-November, total exports of the year 1998-99 is 42872.
Percentage growth in exports of country A is (23%*42872 – 19%*33979)/19%*33979 = 52.73%
Percentage growth in exports of country G is (12%*42872 – 10%*33979)/10%*33979 = 51.40%
Hence, the region to which Indian exports witnessed the highest percentage growth is region A i.e USA
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