Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Economic Survey predicts over 8% growth by FY18
Economic Survey predicts over 8% growth by FY18
26
Feb '16
The Economic Survey 2015-16 presented in the Parliament today by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley emphasizes that Indian economy will continue to grow more than 7 per cent for the third year in succession in 2016-17 despite a global meltdown.

According to the Economic Survey, conditions do exist for raising the economy's growth momentum to 8 per cent or more in the next couple of years. The survey underlines that despite global headwinds and a truant monsoon, India registered 7.2 per cent growth in 2014-15 and 7.6 per cent in 2015-16, thus becoming the fastest growing major economy in the world.

The Survey points out that the growth in agriculture sector in 2015-16 has continued to be lower than the average of last decade, mainly on account of it being the second successive year of lower-than-normal monsoon rains. As per the information of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare for 2015-16, the production of foodgrains and oil-seeds is estimated to decline by 0.5 per cent and 4.1 per cent respectively, while the production of fruits and vegetables is likely to increase marginally. A brighter picture is expected to emerge from the allied sectors consisting of livestock products, forestry and fisheries with a growth exceeding 5 per cent in 2015-16, which will provide some impetus to rural incomes.

Growth in industry is estimated to have accelerated during the current year on the strength of improving manufacturing activity. The private corporate sector, with an around 69 per cent share of the manufacturing sector, is estimated to grow by 9.9 per cent at current prices in April-December 2015-16. The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) showed that manufacturing production grew by 3.1 per cent during April-December 2015-16, compared to 1.8 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year. The ongoing manufacturing recovery is aided by robust growth in petroleum refining, automobiles, apparels, chemicals, electrical machinery and wood products including furniture. Apart from manufacturing, the other three segments of the industry sector- electricity, gas, water supply and related utilities, mining and quarrying and construction activities are witnessing a deceleration in growth.

The Survey underlines that the growth in the services sector moderated slightly, but still remains robust. Being the main driver of the economy, the sector contributed about 69 per cent of the total growth during 2011-12 to 2015-16 and in the process expanding its share in the economy by 4 percentage points from 49 to 53 per cent.

The Survey in its outlook clearly points out that though the emerging market economies have clearly slowed down, the Indian economy stands out as a haven of macroeconomic stability, resilience and optimism and can be expected to register GDP growth that could be in the range of 7.0 per cent to 7.75 per cent in the coming year. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

EU rules needed to curb textile worker exploitation: MEPs

European Union (EU) rules are needed to oblige textile and clothing...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2017

US retail operating growth to be 1.5-2.5% in 2017: Moody's

The forecast for operating income growth in the US over the next 12...

Interviews View All

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X