India to clock GDP growth of 7.7 pc in Jan-Mar


India to clock GDP growth of 7.7 pc in Jan-Mar

New Delhi, May 14 () Despite moderation in factory output growth in March, India’s GDP is expected to grow by 7.7 per cent in January-March, up from 7.2 per cent in the preceding quarter, says a Nomura report.According to the Japanese financial services major, despite the moderation in March, industrial production growth averaged 6.2 per cent in the January-March period, up from 5.9 per cent in Q4 (October-December).The uptick in average industrial production growth, implies that the overall industrial activity strengthened in Q1 (January-March), “supporting our view of a pick-up in GDP growth to 7.7 per cent year-on-year in Q1 from 7.2 per cent in Q4”, the report said.The report further noted that India is expected to witness cyclical recovery led by both investment and consumption.

The Times of India, New Delhi, 15th May 2018

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