Economy Exports grow by 17.86% in October due to base effect; trade deficit widens Updated : November 16, 2018 07:54 AM IST The exports on monthly basis were down compared to $27.95 billion in September. Imports during October also rose by 17.62 percent to $44.11 billion, leading to widening of trade deficit to $17.13 billion. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.