India GDP smashes expectations

India’s economy smashes expectations with 8.4% growth

India is ‘easily’ the fastest growing economy in the world according to the IMF, as the country’s Q3 GDP growth soared past analysts’ estimates.

The world’s fastest growing major economy expanded 8.4% in the last three months of 2023.

8.4% GDP growth in Q3

At 8.4%, India’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in six quarters, data showed late Thursday, on strong private consumption and upbeat manufacturing and construction activity. Reuters estimates had pegged growth in the October to December period at 6.6%.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on the social media platform X, that it shows ‘the strength of Indian economy and its potential.’

India economy due to jump ahead of Japan and Germany

India is forecast to leap ahead of Japan and Germany as the world’s third biggest economy in the next few years.

The better-than-expected growth was led by a strong performance by the country’s manufacturers, with the sector expanding by 11.6% in the period.

Private consumption, which makes up almost two-thirds of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), also rose by 3.5%.

India is on a tear.

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