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GDP shocker: At 5%, Indian economy grows slowest in over six years

Nominal growth at sub-8%, lowest in 17 years


Abhishek Waghmare
Gross domestic product (GDP) in India grew at 5 per cent in April-June 2019, the slowest since 2013, on account of subdued economic activity in sectors, from services and manufacturing, to agriculture and construction. 

But more importantly, the economy grew at 8 per cent in nominal terms — courtesy low levels of inflation — the slowest since the third quarter of 2002-03, taking into consideration the previous two series of national accounts. 

Nominal GDP growth is a proxy for growth in incomes, and the current slowdown signals a sharp fall in the latter. Further, the Union Budget has assumed an 11 per

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 9:26 PM IST

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