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India Q2FY23 GDP: Looking beyond the noise

The Q2FY23 GDP numbers are unlikely to change the policy focus of RBI from withdrawing accommodation, with growth being in line with expectations


Gaura Sen Gupta
The pandemic, which was once in a lifetime shock, has made even relatively stable datasets such as GDP difficult to analyse. If one were to depend solely on year-on-year (YoY) growth rates, it would appear growth slowed to 6.3 per cent in Q2FY23 from 13.5 per cent in Q1FY23. However, the slowdown is partly a play of base effects, which have distorted the YoY growth momentum. To overcome the distortion, we look at a three-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR), which will compare recovery with the pre-pandemic period, or Q2FY23 over Q2FY20. On this metric GDP growth improved to 2.5
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First Published: Nov 30 2022 | 10:27 PM IST

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