The economy contracted by 0.4% in fiscal year 2020 (FY2020, ending 30 June), after growing by 1.9% in FY2019, due to COVID-19 restrictions and supply chain disruptions. Industry contracted by 2.6% after falling 2.3% in FY2019 as pandemic-related shocks exacerbated the impact of a rupee depreciation and fiscal tightening. Agriculture helped mitigate some of the economic decline, growing by 2.7% in FY2020, up from 0.6% in FY2019. On the demand side, private consumption (comprising 79% of GDP) contracted by 3.7% in FY2020, after expanding 2.9% in FY2019. While imports declined by 18.2% due to lower oil prices and depressed domestic demand, exports fell by 7.2% due to lower global demand. GDP is forecast to grow by 2.0% in FY2021 and by 4.0% in FY2022 as COVID-19 related restrictions ease, triggering a broad recovery.
|Composite Stock Price Index 1||44.0 (Apr21)||44.0||31.0|
|Broad Money Growth 2||16.6 (Mar21)||16.6||17.1|
|Headline Inflation Rate 3||11.1 (Apr21)||9.1||8.5|
|Industrial/ Manufacturing Production Growth Rate 3||50.2 (Dec20)||34.2||11.2|
|Merchandise Export Growth 3||30.6 (Mar21)||30.6||-3.2|
|Exchange Rate Index 4||256.1 (Apr21)||261.1||276.4|
|1 Monthly average, local index.|
3 y-o-y, %.
4 Monthly average, January 2006 = 100, $/local currency.
|Source: Bloomberg LP; CEIC database; Federal Bureau of Statistics.|
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