India's merchandise exports in April rose 24.22% year-on-year to $38.19 billion, while imports rose 26.55% to $58.26 billion, the government said in a statement on Tuesday, referring to provisional trade data.

The monthly trade deficit in April was at $20.07 billion, compared with $18.69 billion in the previous month, the data showed.

(Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal; Editing by Andrew Heavens)