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Q1 GDP growth misses estimates despite low base; govt spending subdued

13.5% expansion in June QTR despite low base; GVA at basic prices up 12.7%

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The RBI expected 16.2 per cent growth in Q1, with 6.2, 4.1, and 4 per cent growth in the subsequent quarters

Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi
India’s economy grew below expectations at 13.5 per cent in April-June 2022-23 (Q1 FY23), despite the low base of the equivalent period of 2021-22, when economic activity was severely impacted by the Delta wave of the pandemic.

Sequentially, gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 9.6 per cent in the June quarter of FY23 compared to the March quarter of FY22. The data released by the National Statistical Office showed while the services sector lifted growth during the quarter, activity in the trade, hotels, and transport segment, despite improvement in hospitality, was below the pre-pandemic level of the June quarter of FY20.

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First Published: Aug 31 2022 | 11:44 PM IST

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