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Macroeconomic Indicators (21 April 2012)

India's current account deficit has worsened consistently from $15.8 billion in the first quarter to $19.4 billion in the third quarter of 2011-12, while the surplus in the capital account dwindled from $22.3 billion to $8.0 billion. The cumulative deficit in the current account in the first three quarters of 2011-12 at $53.6 billion exceeded the full year deficit of $45.9 billion for 2010-11. While invisibles recorded a surplus of $78.9 billion in April-December 2011-12, the deficit in the merchandise account touched a high of $132.5 billion.

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