In a significant economic achievement, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has crossed the $4 trillion mark in nominal terms. This milestone underscores India’s robust economic growth and solidifies its position as a major global economic force.
Driving Forces Behind the Historic Jump
India’s consistent efforts across various sectors, coupled with strategic policies and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit, have played a pivotal role in achieving this historic milestone. The nation’s ascent highlights its status as one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies.
Q2 GDP Growth Exceeds Expectations
The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) November bulletin revealed a stronger-than-expected GDP growth in the second quarter, surpassing the RBI’s initial forecast of 6.5%. Early economic indicators and robust corporate results for September support this optimistic outlook.
Analysts’ Projections for India’s Economic Growth
Leading institutions such as S&P Global Ratings and Morgan Stanley Research foresee strong growth in India’s economy in the coming years. S&P anticipates an annual GDP expansion of 6-7.1% through 2026, while Morgan Stanley expects approximately 6.5% growth for the fiscal years 2024 and 2025. These projections underscore India’s solid domestic fundamentals and resilience amid global economic challenges.
Moody’s and IMF Affirm Positive Growth Outlook
Moody’s Investor Services maintains its growth projection for India at 6.7% for 2023, citing strong domestic demand and resilience in the face of global slowdowns. Similarly, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its growth forecast for India to 6.3% for 2023-24, acknowledging the country’s stronger-than-expected consumption in the first quarter. The RBI also estimates a 6.5% growth for the fiscal year 2024.