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Facts About Indian Economy

  • The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.5 per cent in FY 2016-17, as per the forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows have increased 29 per cent during April 2015 – March 2016 to reach US$ 40 billion, as compared to same period last year.
  • India's foreign exchange reserves were US$ 367.14 billion in the week up to October 21, 2016, as compared to US$ 366.14 billion over the past week.
  • Mutual Funds asset base of equity funds and Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) increased to Rs 4.68 trillion (US$ 70.0 billion) at the end of September 2016. Net inflow into equity schemes during September 2016 stood at Rs 3,743 crore (US$ 559.9 million).
  • India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by -0.7 per cent in August 2016, as compared to a growth of -2.5 per cent growth in July 2016 and 6.4 per cent growth in August 2015.
  • The eight key infrastructure sectors grew by 5.0 per cent year-on-year in September 2016 as against 3.2 per cent growth in August 2016, with Steel sector exhibiting the maximum growth of 16.3 per cent.
  • India slipped six index points to 128 in April-June quarter in Nielsen’s global consumer confidence index. The country's confidence score was 134 in the three months ended March 2016, up by three index points from the last quarter.
  • Passenger vehicle sales in September 2016 grew by 19.9 per cent year-on-year to 278,428 units, as compared with 16.7 per cent year-on-year to 258,000 units in August 2016.
  • India's current account deficit stood at US$ 277 million in April-June quarter, as against US$ 0.3 billion in January-March 2016 quarter. However, it was quite lower than the US$ 2.0 billion deficit recorded in April-June 2015 quarter.
  • India’s Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation rate declined to to 3.6 per cent in September 2016 as against 3.74 per cent in the previous month.
  • India’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate declined to 4.3 per cent in September 2016 as against 5.0 per cent in the previous month.
  • Total Merger and Acquisition (M&A) value during September 2016 rose to US$ 5.5 billion across 46 deals as against 61 deals worth US$ 3.9 billion during the same period year-ago. M&A values during January-September 2016 rose 33 per cent year-on-year to US$ 11.84 billion across 244 deals.
  • Total value of Private Equity (PE) investments during September 2016 stood at US$ 622 million across 68 deals as against as against 90 deals amounting to US$ 889 million in September last year.