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ISTORICAL GROWTH TRENDS AND CURRENT GLOBAL RANK



  May 08, 2024

ISTORICAL GROWTH TRENDS AND CURRENT GLOBAL RANK



India has demonstrated significant economic growth in 2023, with its GDP surging to notable heights. As reported by the Statistics Ministry and the Ministry of Finance, India's GDP in the third quarter of fiscal year 2024 stood at a robust 8.4%, marking a substantial increase from the 4.3% recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. The nation's GDP for the entire fiscal year 2024 was 7.6%.

India's impressive GDP growth can be attributed to strong performances in the construction, manufacturing, and services sectors, although concerns about the lower rate of private consumption growth have been noted. The construction sector, boosted by high demand for residential projects, recorded double-digit growth, while the manufacturing and service sectors also showed significant improvements.

India's GDP and Global Ranking:

- As of Q3 FY24, India's GDP reached approximately $4.11 trillion.

- India's historical GDP growth has seen fluctuations, with notable recessions and recoveries. The growth was as high as 9.05% in 2021 and dropped to -5.83% in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Current Global Economic Standing:

- India currently ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with a GDP of $3.94 trillion.

- The United States leads with a GDP of $28.78 trillion, followed by China, Germany, and Japan.

GDP Per Capita:

- India's GDP per capita as of 2023 was recorded at $2,610, reflecting both the size of the economy and the vast population of over 1.4 billion.

Significance of GDP Growth:

- GDP growth is a crucial indicator of economic health, reflecting the total market value of all final goods and services produced within a country over a specific period.

- A higher GDP growth rate indicates an expanding economy, which typically leads to improved living standards, including better employment opportunities and higher income levels.

Sectors Contributing to GDP:

- Major sectors driving India's GDP include agriculture, industry, and services. The agriculture sector is vital due to India's large rural population, while the industry and services sectors have shown substantial growth, particularly in areas like technology services and business outsourcing.

India's economic trajectory in 2023 highlights its resilience and dynamic growth, positioning it as a significant player on the global stage. The country continues to benefit from strong domestic demand, substantial investments, and a favorable demographic profile, which together bolster its economic advancement.


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