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A mobile crane carries a container to stack it at Thar Dry Port in Sanand in the western state of Gujarat, India, July 11, 2016 (representational image).Reuters file

India's trade deficit widened to $11.64 billion in August from a month ago, government data showed on Friday.

The trade shortfall was $11.45 billion in July.

Merchandise exports for August came in at $23.82 billion, up 10.29 percent year-on-year. Goods imports last month were of $35.46 billion, up 21.02 percent from a year ago.