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INDIA CORRUPTION INDEX
HOUSEHOLDER DEBT TO GDP
INDIA INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT
INDIA GDP PER CAPITA
GOVT DEBT TO GDP RATIO
INDIA FOREX RESERVES
INDIA BALANCE OF TRADE
Balance of Trade in India is reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India. Balance of Trade in India averaged -1778.96 Million USD from 1957 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 258.90 Million USD in March of 1977 and a record low of -20210.90 Million USD in October of 2012. India had been recording sustained trade deficits due to low exports base and high imports of coal and oil for its energy needs. India is leading exporter of petroleum products, gems and jewelry, textiles, engineering goods, chemicals and services. Main trading partners are European Union countries, United States, China and UAE.
INDIA CURRENT ACCOUNT
Current Account in India is reported by the Reserve Bank of India. Current Account in India averaged -1.70 Billion USD from 1949 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 7.36 Billion USD in the first quarter of 2004 and a record low of -37.90 Billion USD in the second quarter of 2012. Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid).
Annual Growth Rate in India is reported by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI). From 1951 until 2013, India GDP Annual Growth Rate averaged 5.8 Percent reaching an all time high of 10.2 Percent in December of 1988 and a record low of -5.2 Percent in December of 1979. In India, the annual growth rate in GDP at factor cost measures the change in the value of the goods and services produced in India, without counting government’s involvement. Simply, the GDP value excludes indirect taxes (VAT) paid to the government and includes the original value of products without accounting for government subsidies.
INDIA CURRENT ACCOUNT TO GDP
Current Account to GDP in India is reported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. From 1980 until 2012, India Current Account to GDP averaged -1.4 Percent reaching an all time high of 1.5 Percent in December of 2003 and a record low of -4.6 Percent in December of 2012. The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.
INDIA MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION
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INDIA BUSINESS CONFIDENCE
In India, the Business Confidence Index (BCI) is based on a sample size of around 300 companies covering all industry sectors, including small, medium and large enterprises from different regions. BCI is calculated as a weighted average of the Current Situation Index (CSI) and the Expectation Index (EI), with greater weight given to EI as compared to CSI.
A score above 50 indicates positive confidence while a score above 75 would indicate strong positive confidence.
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX
Consumer confidence levels above 100 indicate optimism and below a 100 indicate pessimism. Consumer confidence is an indicator designed to measure the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. How confident people are about stability of their incomes determines their spending activity and therefore serves as one of the key indicators for the overall shape of the economy. If consumer confidence is higher, consumers are making more purchases, boosting the economic expansion. On the other hand, if confidence is lower, consumers tend to save more than they spend, prompting the contraction of the economy.
INDIA INFLATION CPI
Inflation Rate in India is reported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India. Inflation Rate in India averaged 7.71 Percent from 1969 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 34.68 Percent in September of 1974 and a record low of -11.31 Percent in May of 1976. In India, the wholesale price index (WPI) is the main measure of inflation. The WPI measures the price of a representative basket of wholesale goods. In India, wholesale price index is divided into three groups: Primary Articles (20.1 percent of total weight), Fuel and Power (14.9 percent) and Manufactured Products (65 percent). Food Articles from the Primary Articles Group account for 14.3 percent of the total weight. The most important components of the Manufactured Products Group are Chemicals and Chemical products (12 percent of the total weight); Basic Metals, Alloys and Metal Products (10.8 percent); Machinery and Machine Tools (8.9 percent); Textiles (7.3 percent) and Transport, Equipment and Parts (5.2 percent).
INDIA INTEREST RATE
The official interest rate is the benchmark repurchase rate. Also called the REPO rate, it is fixed by the RBI and is related to inflation and liquidity in the system.