India continues to be fastest-growing economy; GDP grows 7.7% in Q4

Indian economy grew 7.7 percent in January-March 2018, the biggest expansion in seven quarters, on account of robust performance in manufacturing, construction and service sectors as well as good farm output, government data showed on Thursday.

However, the economic growth slows to 6.7 percent in 2017-18 compared to 7.1 percent in 2016-17.

 "GDP at 2011-12 prices in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 registered growth rate of 7.7 percent as against 5.6 percent, 6.3 percent and 7 percent, respectively, in the first three quarters of 2017-18. Rapid growth in agriculture (4.5 percent), manufacturing (9.1 percent) and construction (11.5 percent) contributed to the overall growth," the Central Statistics Office (CSO) said in its national accounts data released today.

The previous high GDP growth of 8.1 percent was recorded in April-June quarter of 2016-17. The GDP growth was 6.1 percent in January-March quarter in 2016-17. 

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