Direction of Trade:
It is indicative of the structure and level of economic development. As a country develops and its trade gets diversified, it has to seek new outlets for its exports. Its horizon of choice in terms of imports also gets widened. The country begins to trade with an increasingly large number of countries. In this regard, one could ask whether there has been a concentration or dispersion of the markets for exports and sources of supply for imports. It is in terms of these components that we have to study the trends in India's foreign trade during the course of economic planning.