Breaking News

You are here » Indian-Commodity  :  Top News  :  ICRA estimates India's GDP growth to improve to 7.4% in Q4FY18

22-May2018

ICRA estimates India's GDP growth to improve to 7.4% in Q4FY18

Ahead of the Central Statistics Office's (CSO's) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimate for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017-18, domestic rating agency, Indian Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) in its latest report has forecasted that India's GDP growth is expected to improve to 7.4% in January-March quarter of 2017-18 (Q4FY18) from 7.2% in Q3FY18. It added that the growth will be supported by good rabi crop harvest and improved corporate earnings. It also said that this will exceed the implicit forecast of 7.1% embedded in the CSO's Second Advance Estimate of National Income for FY18.

As per the report, the growth of the Indian gross value added (GVA) at basic prices in year-on-year (Y-o-Y) terms is likely to record a considerable recovery to 7.3% in the fourth quarter of FY18 from 6.7% in the third quarter of FY18, thereby rebounding above 7% after a gap of five quarters. The report stated that this revival in Q4, relative to the previous three months, is expected to be broad-based, supported by an uptick in industry (to 7.7% from +6.8%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (to 4.5% from 4.1%), and services (to 7.8% from +7.7%).

ICRA said that the uptick in economic activity that set in during the second half of 2017 is expected to have strengthened in Q4 FY18, led by a healthy rabi harvest, robust volume growth in various sectors, an improvement in corporate earnings and a favourable base effect. It further said it expects a mild pickup in growth in the services sector, reflecting the improvement in diesel and petrol consumption, service sector exports, passengers carried by domestic airlines, cargo handled at major ports and railway revenue carrying freight.


Related News

View all news

Copper futures end tad higher on upbeat trade talk

Copper futures ended marginally higher on Wednesday due to upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump about a potential trade deal with China. Trump said he would intervene in the Justice Department's......

Gold futures end higher as dollar slides

Gold futures ended higher on Wednesday, with weaker dollar amid report that US consumer prices were unchanged in November, supporting the view that underlying inflation remained firm. Moreover, dimmed......

Physical Rubber prices witness improvement on Wednesday

Physical Rubber prices showed improvement on Wednesday. The market regained strength on short covering but the volumes continued to remain low. Spot prices for RSS-4 variety rose to 120.50/ kg compared......

Top News

View all news

Patels Airtemp receives settlement notice from SEBI

Patels Airtemp (India) has received from SEBI, Summary Settlement Notice vide its Letter dated December 12, 2018 for settlement amount of Rs 3,68,156 against violation of Regulation 7(2)(b) of SEBI (Prohibition......

IndiGo in initial discussion with Qatar, Turkish Airlines for global expansion: Report

In order to increase its global footprint, InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) is reportedly in preliminary discussion with Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. The Budget carrier is looking for interline and......

Talwalkars Lifestyles integrates with Growfitter

Talwalkars Lifestyles has integrated with Growfitter to introduce the country's first ever AI (Artificial Intelligence) based Incentivized Wellness Program. The Growfitter FITKIT Program is a technologically......