A U.S. one-hundred dollar banknote and Indian ten rupee banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

FDI Fell 11% To $22.66 Billion During April-September Period Of 2018-19

Foreign direct investment into India has declined 11 percent to $22.66 billion during April-September period of the current fiscal, according to ministry of commerce and industry data.

The foreign fund inflows during April-September 2017-18 stood at $25.35 billion.

Key sectors that received maximum foreign investment during the first six months of the fiscal include services ($4.91 billion), computer software and hardware ($2.54 billion), telecommunications ($2.17 billion), trading ($2.14 billion), chemicals ($1.6 billion), and automobile industry ($1.59 billion).

Singapore was the largest source of FDI during April-September 2018-19 with $8.62 billion inflow, followed by Mauritius ($3.88 billion), the Netherlands ($2.31 billion), Japan ($1.88 billion), the U.S. ($970 million), and U.K. (USD 845 million).

FDI had increased at a five-year low growth of 3 percent at $44.85 billion in 2017-18.

A decline in foreign inflows could put pressure on the country's balance of payments and may also impact the value of the rupee.

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