Economy grows by 13.5% in Q1 FY23

India’s economy grew by 20.1% in the April-June quarter of FY22, remaining to be the fastest growing major economy

September 1, 2022

Finance Secretary TV Somanathan said that the economy is 4% higher than the pre-Covid levels

The growth was greatly aided by the positive performance of the agriculture and services sectors

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 4.1% in the January-March period for this year

GST collection for August is expected to be in the range of INR 1.42-1.43 trillion

India’s economy grew by 13.5% in the first quarter of this year, which has been the fastest rate of growth in the last four quarters, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), as reported by Business Standard. On that note, Finance Secretary TV Somanathan said that the economy is 4% higher than the pre-Covid levels. 

The growth was greatly aided by the positive performance of the agriculture and services sectors. The Secretary also said that the Indian economy will achieve a 7% growth rate in FY23. India’s economy grew by 20.1% in the April-June quarter of FY22, remaining to be the fastest growing major economy.

According to the report, the country’s GDP grew by 4.1% in the January-March period for this year. As for previous quarters, the GDP expanded by 8.4% and 5.4% in the July-September and October-December quarters of 2021, respectively.  

The report further said that the GDP in the first quarter of FY23 is expected to grow by 13.5% to INR 36.85 trillion, compared to 20.1% for the same period in FY22 at INR 32.46 trillion.

As per government officials, GST collection for August is expected to be in the range of INR 1.42-1.43 trillion, indicating robust economic health for the country. They also added that gross fixed capital formation has grown at the highest rate in ten years from April-June, at 34.7%. 

On the other hand, Gross Value Added (GVA) increased by 12.7% to INR 34.41 trillion in the April-June quarter of FY23. In the same period, GVA growth in the farm sector grew by 4.5%, compared to 2.2% in FY21, for the same quarter.