GDP numbers reinforce belief that economy is headed for recession: Analysts

While estimates varied across brokerages and economists, the common thread that ran through the estimates was the fact that the economy is headed towards a recessionary phase

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With the government set to announce the roadmap over the weekend for on how it plans to deal with the lockdown, any extension, analysts say, could further dent the economy | Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Puneet Wadhwa New Delhi
The gross domestic product (GDP) numbers for the January – March 2020 quarter (Q4FY20 / Q1CY20) has reinforced the belief that the Covid-19 hit Indian economy is indeed headed towards a recessionary phase. Economic growth in India as measured by the GDP grew at 3.1 per cent in the January – March 2020 quarter – the slowest growth in at least eight years, official data showed on Friday. The headline number for the full FY20 financial year came at an 11-year low of 4.2 per cent versus 6.1 per cent in FY19.

“Higher-than-expected growth in Q4FY20 should not be viewed with
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First Published: May 29 2020 | 8:06 PM IST

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