The current EMI, which measures real-time export-related sentiment, rose sharply from 61.4 in the first quarter to 67.5 in Q2, an increase of 6.2 points. The forecast EMI, an index based on responses to questions about the upcoming quarter, rose by 0.6 points to 65.0. Current optimism among exporters rose quarter-on-quarter, while sentiment regarding forecast exports was a little patchier. The various sub-indices remained above 50, reflecting solid and broad optimism over the export outlook.
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