Tech Mahindra was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 2.51 per cent, followed by Bajaj Auto, Reliance among others.
Axis Bank was the top gainer; Sun Pharma, Ultratech Cement, HUL, ITC and SBI were also trading in the green.
After swinging over 260 points during the day, the 30-share BSE Sensex ended 17.14 points, or 0.04 per cent, lower at 41,558.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 109.18 points or 0.26 per cent higher at 41,684.32.
Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan said the current slowdown in exports is mainly due to a decline in petroleum products.
Axis Bank was the top gainer on the Nifty 50 index, rising 3.21 per cent, while Yes Bank ended as the top loser.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 161.85 points or 0.39 per cent higher at 41,325.61.
The 30-share BSE Sensex settled 38.88 points, or 0.09 per cent, down at 41,642.66.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 60.68 points or 0.15 per cent lower at 41,620.86 in early session.
Settling at a record high for the fourth consecutive session, 30-share BSE Sensex closed 7.62 points higher at 41,681.54.