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Demonetisation impact: FY 2016-17 GDP slows to 7.1% due to economic slowdown in Q4 ; all sectors, except agriculture, show deceleration

India's Economic Growth Slowed To 7.1% In 2016-17, The Year In Which 87% Of The Currency Was Demonetised, Despite A Very Good Showing By The Agricultural Sector.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Jun 2017, 12:39:02 PM
Indian economy grows 6.1% in fourth quarter; GDP estimated to grow at 7.1% in 2016-17

New Delhi:

India's economic growth slowed to 7.1% in 2016-17, the year in which 87% of the currency was demonetised, despite a very good showing by the agricultural sector.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 6.1% in the January-March quarter, the immediate three months after the demonetisation was affected on November 9, 2016.

The GDP, as per the new series with base year of 2011-12, had expanded by 8% in 2015-16. It was 7.9% as based on the old series.

The data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed that the Gross Value Added (GVA) slipped sharply to 6.6% in the last financial year ended March 31, from 7.9% growth in 2015-16.

The demonetisation seems to have impacted the GVA in the third as well as fourth quarter of 2016-17 which slipped to 6.7% and 5.6% respectively, from 7.3% and 8.7%.

Almost all sectors, with the exception of agriculture, showed deceleration in the aftermath of demonetisation.

While the manufacturing sector output in the fourth quarter slowed to 5.3% versus 12.7% in the same period of last year, the construction sector slipped into the negative territory..

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Thanks to good monsoon, the agricultural sector posted a huge jump in growth as it expanded by 4.9% during 2016-17 compared to dismal growth of 0.7% in the previous year.

In the fourth quarter itself, the agriculture sector GVA rose by 5.2% as compared to 1.5% in the same period of 2015-16.

The data further said the per capita income during 2016-17 is estimated to have attained a level of Rs 1,03,219 as compared to the estimates for the year 2015-16 of Rs 94,130 showing a rise of 9.7%..

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First Published : 31 May 2017, 06:01:00 PM

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