InvestorQ : How likely it is that Indian GDP could contract to negative in the June 2021 quarter?
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How likely it is that Indian GDP could contract to negative in the June 2021 quarter?

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Mary Joseph answered.
5 months ago
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One thing is certain that due to COVID 2.0, the GDP growth will be negative in Jun-21 quarter, although the extent of contraction is not known. However, we do have some early estimates coming from UBS. The Swiss broking and investment house expects GDP to contract -12% in the Jun-21 quarter. That is a tad worrying as it comes on the back of a weak GDP figure in the Jun-20 quarter, which was already racked by COVID 1.0.

To an extent, this will stem the positive growth story of the last two quarters. The Indian economy contracted overall by -7.3% and this contraction in Q1 could be therefore quite worrisome. Some of the high frequency indicators coming in June are showing signs of a recovery, but that would be too late to turn the fortunes of the first quarter. The good news is that UBS expects Sep-21 quarter to be a lot better on a sequential basis.

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