Apparel exports from India dropped by 3.83 per cent to $16.716 bn in April-March 2017-18, compared to exports of $17.382 bn in fiscal 2016-17, according to data from Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), Kolkata, under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. March 2018 showed fall of 17.78 per cent y-o-y.In March 2018, India’s readymade garment exports were to the tune of $1.491 bn as against exports of $1.813 bn in the corresponding month of the previous fiscal. In rupee terms, exports during the month stood at Rs. 9694.68 cr as against Rs. 11946.37 cr in March 2017, registering a decline of 18.85 per cent.