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Facts About Indian Economy


Last updated: April, 2019

  • The Indian economy is expected to grow 7.0 per cent year-on-year (at constant 2011-12 prices) in FY 2018-19, as per Second Advance Estimates of Gross Domestic Product by Central Statistics Office (CSO).
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows stood at US$ 33.49 billion between April-December 2018.
  • India's foreign exchange reserves were US$ 414.15 billion in the week up to April 19, 2019, as compared to US$ 414.89 billion over the past week.
  • Mutual Funds asset base stood at Rs 23.80 trillion (US$ 340.34 billion) at end of March 2019 as against Rs 23.16 trillion (US$ 331.12 billion) at the end of February 2019.
  • India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) advanced by 0.1 per cent year-on-year in February 2019, as against a rise of 1.4 per cent year-on-year in January 2019. The cumulative IIP growth for April 2018-February 2019 was 4.0 per cent over the same period in 2017-18.
  • The eight key infrastructure sectors rose 4.7 per cent year-on-year in March 2019, with cement exhibiting the maximum growth of 15.7 per cent. The cumulative growth during 2018-2019 was 4.3 per cent.
  • Domestic passenger vehicle sales increased 2.7 per cent year-on-year in 2018-19.
  • India's current account deficit (CAD) was 2.6 per cent during April-December 2018. The current account deficit (CAD) for the financial year 2017-18 stood at 1.9 per cent of GDP.
  • India’s Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation index rose by 3.2 per cent to 120.0 in March 2019 compared to 119.5 in February 2019.
  • India’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate rose to 2.86 per cent in March 2019 as compared to 2.57 per cent in February 2019.
  • Total Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity grew 104.5 per cent year-on-year to reach US$ 129.4 billion in 2018. M&A activity worth US$ 12.5 billion was recorded across 110 deals in January-March 2019.
  • Total value of Private Equity (PE)/Venture Capital (VC) investments grew 35 per cent year-on-year in value terms to reach US$ 35.1 billion in 2018. PE/VC investments worth US$ 8.5 billion were recorded across 182 deals in January-March 2019.

Exchange Rate Used: INR 1 = US$ 0.0143 as on April 30, 2019