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India set to slip below Bangladesh in 2020 per capita GDP, says IMF

IMF predicts a sharp economic recovery in India next year, which is likely to push per capita GDP ahead of Bangladesh in 2021 by a small margin.

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India’s per capita GDP in dollar terms is expected to grow 8.2 per cent in 2021 | Photo: Reuters

Krishna Kant Mumbai
Bangladesh is set to beat India in terms of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) this calendar year, thanks to a sharp contraction in the Indian economy due to Covid-19 and the economic lockdown.

According to International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Economic Outlook (WEO), Bangladesh’s per capita GDP in dollar terms is expected to grow 4 per cent in 2020 to $1,888. India’s per capita GDP, on the other hand, is expected to decline 10.5 per cent to $1,877 – the lowest in the last four years. The GDP figure for both countries is at current prices. This makes India the third

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First Published: Oct 14 2020 | 12:24 AM IST

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