Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Indian Economy

The latest press release from the Central Statistical Organization, which is part of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India contains the latest official estimates of GDP for the quarter ended December 2008.

I recommend reading the complete 6-page press release.Following are the components of GDP on the output side; the percentages of GDP are calculated from the GDP at market price estimates for Q3 FY 2008-2009 at current prices.

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 20.98%
Mining and Quarrying 2.53%
Manufacturing 14.79%
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply 1.52%
Construction 8.49%
Trade, hotels,transport and communication 24.40%
Financing, insurance, real estate and business services 13.60%
Community, Social and Personal Services 13.67%

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