CMIE pegs GDP growth tad down at 6%
"We have reduced our GDP forecast to 6 per cent," CMIE said in its report on the domestic economy today.
The real GDP growth in the second quarter will be the same as in Q1, 5.5 per cent, while the third quarter is expected to show some improvement at 5.9 per cent.
"The recovery is thus pushed forward closer to the end of the year. We expect the last quarter to post a 7 per cent growth. As a result of this delay in the recovery, the overall growth is expected to decline to 6 per cent," the report said.
The downward revision comes weeks after government pegged the GDP growth at 5.5-6 per cent. The economic growth fell to a nine-year low of 6.5 per cent last fiscal and in the first quarter of the current fiscal, it expanded by only 5.5 per cent.
CMIE had projected a 7.7 per cent GDP growth for the current fiscal in February based on expectations of a normal monsoon and a revival in the industrial sector predicated on the mining sector's bottlenecks being removed.
The International Monetary Fund last month slashed its 2012 economic growth forecast to 4.9 per cent from 6.1 per cent.
The CMIE said although every major forecasting agency had reduced
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