India’s economic growth momentum is likely to pick up further in the April-June period and the country is expected to clock GDP growth of 7.5 percent in this financial year, says a Morgan Stanley report. According to the global financial services major, the growth recovery will remain robust, supported initially by consumption and exports.
In the January-March quarter, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at the fastest pace in seven quarters at 7.7 percent on robust performance by manufacturing and service sectors as well as good farm output.
“In aggregate, we expect GDP growth to pick up to 7.5 percent in this financial year as against 6.7 percent in 2017-18,” Morgan Stanley said in a research note.
According to Morgan Stanley, the macro-stability indicator of the economy like inflation and current account deficit are likely to be in check.
The report forecasts Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation to remain slightly above the inflation target of 4 percent and the current account deficit below 2.5 percent of GDP.
On inflation, the report said upside risks could emerge from a weak monsoon and also the implementation of the minimum support price hikes.
High-frequency indicators point towards a further pickup of growth in April-June period, though the strength has been reflected more in demand indicators as compared to the production side, the report said.