India’s Q4 GDP grows at 7.7%, touches 6.7% for entire 2017-18

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New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India’s GDP for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 grew at 7.7 per cent, while for the full financial year 2017-18 it touched 6.7 per cent, official data showed here on Thursday.

The GDP growth during the third quarter of the fiscal was at 7 per cent.

“GDP at 2011-12 prices in the fourth quarter (Q4) of financial year 2017-18 registered growth rate of 7.7 per cent as against 5.6 per cent , 6.3 per cent and 7 per cent respectively, in the first three quarters, Q1, Q2 and Q3 of 2017-18, a statement by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation said.

Rapid growth in agriculture (4.5 per cent), manufacturing (9.1 per cent) and construction sectors (11.5 per cent) contributed to the overall growth of the GDP, the statement added.

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At the sectoral level, the growth rate of gross value added (GVA) in Q4 of 2017-18 for agriculture and allied sectors, industry and services sectors was estimated at 4.5 per cent, 8.8 per cent, and 7.7 per cent, respectively.

GVA includes taxes but excludes subsidies.

The statement said the sectors which registered growth rate of over 7 per cent are ‘public administration, defence and other services’ (10 per cent), ‘ trade, hotels, transport, communication and services related to broadcasting’ (8 per cent) and ‘electricity, gas, water supply & other utility services’ (7.2 per cent).

The growth in the ‘agriculture, forestry and fishing’, ‘mining & quarrying’, ‘manufacturing’, ‘construction’, and ‘financial, real estate and professional services’ is estimated to be 3.4 per cent, 2.9 per cent, 5.7 per cent , 5.7 per cent and 6.6 per cent, respectively, the statement said.

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It said: “The Gross National Income (GNI) at 2011-12 prices is now estimated at Rs 128.64 lakh crore during 2017-18, as against the previous year’s estimate of Rs 120.52 lakh crore. In terms of growth rates, the Gross National Income is estimated to have risen by 6.7 per cent during 2017-18, in comparison to the growth rate of 7.1 per cent in 2016-17.”

The per capita income in real terms (at 2011-12 prices) during 2017-18 is estimated to have attained a level of Rs 86,668 as compared to Rs 82,229 for the year 2016-17. The growth rate in per capita income is estimated at 5.4 per cent during 2017-18, as against 5.7 per cent in the previous year.

— IANS

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