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India: Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate from 2004 to 2014 (compared to the previous year)

 GDP growth rate compared to previous year
2004 7.92%
2005 9.29%
2006 9.26%
2007 9.8%
2008 3.89%
2009 8.48%
2010 10.26%
2011 6.64%
2012 4.74%
2013 5.02%
2014* 5.63%
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The statistic shows the growth of the real gross domestic product (GDP) in India from 2004 to 2014. GDP refers to the total market value of all goods and services that are produced within a country per year. It is an important indicator of the economic strength of a country. Real GDP is adjusted for price changes and is therefore regarded as a key indicator for economic growth. In 2012, India's real gross domestic product growth was at about 4.7 percent compared to the previous year.


Gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in India

Recent years have witnessed a shift of economic power and attention to the strengthening economies of the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The growth rate of gross domestic product in the BRIC countries is overwhelmingly larger than in traditionally strong economies, such as the United States and Germany.

While the United States can claim the title of the largest economy in the world by almost any measure, China nabs the second-largest share of global GDP, with India racing Japan for third-largest position. Despite the world-wide recession in 2008 and 2009, India still managed to record impressive GDP growth rates, especially when most of the world recorded negative growth in at least one of those years.

Part of the reason for India’s success is the economic liberalization that started in 1991and encouraged trade subsequently ending some public monopolies. GDP growth has slowed in recent years, due in part to skyrocketing inflation. India’s workforce is expanding in the industry and services sectors, growing partially because of international outsourcing — a profitable venture for the Indian economy. The agriculture sector in India is still a global power, producing more wheat or tea than anyone in the world except for China. However, with the mechanization of a lot of processes and the rapidly growing population, India’s unemployment rate remains relatively high.

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