Oct 11 (Reuters) - India's annual exports fell 11 percent to $23.7 billion in September, while imports rose 5.09 percent to $41.8 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $18.08 billion, the government said in a statement, citing provisional trade data.
India's overseas sales have fallen from year-ago levels in six of the past seven months, with trade officials blaming weak demand for major exports.
Oil imports for September were $14.09 billion, while total April-September exports were $143.7 billion.
(Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury)
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