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India's app economy to touch $792 bn by 2030, 20% of estimated GDP: Report

According to data published in the report, the money spent on the app economy is estimated to be around $145.46 billion in 2023 when GDP at current prices is around $3820 billion

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Press Trust of India New Delhi

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India's app economy is expected to reach USD 791.98 billion by 2030, contributing 12 per cent to the country's estimated GDP of USD 6.59 trillion, a report commissioned by Broadband India Forum said on Friday.
The report prepared jointly by ICRIER Senior Visiting Professor Rekha Jain and IIM Ahmedabad Professors Viswanath Pingali and Ankur Sinha is based on the assumption that the app economy will grow at the rate of 2.5 times the GDP growth as of 2030.
The researchers defined app economy as the range of economic activities surrounding mobile applications including the development and sale of apps, in-app purchases, subscriptions, advertisements, public relations generated by free apps and the hardware devices and software on which apps are designed to run.
"Our main conclusion is that by 2030, the amount of money spent on apps is likely to be around USD 800 billion. Given that the Indian economy is expected to be around USD 6600 billion, the app spending is likely to be around 12 per cent of the GDP," Jain said.
According to data published in the report, the money spent on the app economy is estimated to be around USD 145.46 billion in 2023 when GDP at current prices is around USD 3820 billion.
The money spent on the app economy is expected to grow to USD 791.98 billion when GDP is estimated to reach USD 6590 billion.
Jain said the growth in the app economy is around 32 per cent, more than four times the GDP growth because the app economy has a significantly larger multiplier in the form of smartphone users and economic growth.
After releasing the report, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the composition and the nature of the character of the GDP is going to be increasingly digital and technology- led.
"We expect the digital economy to be USD 1 trillion by 2026. The second most important number is that it is going to take us more places when a digital economy is going to be 20 per cent of global GDP. To put that in perspective, in 2014, the tech and digital economy contributed 4-4.5 per cent to our GDP," the minister said.
He said the digital economy is now growing faster than the economy.

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First Published: Jun 30 2023 | 7:45 PM IST

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