February 28, 2018 / 12:53 PM / 3 months ago

TABLE-Indian economy grows 7.2 pct y/y in Dec qtr - govt

    Feb 28 (Reuters) - India's economy              grew 7.2
percent in the three months ending in December from a year
earlier, faster than an upwardly revised 6.5 percent in the
previous quarter, government data showed on Wednesday.
    Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast an annual growth of
6.9 percent in the quarter.
    India revised its 2017/18 GDP growth forecast to 6.6 percent
from 6.5 percent earlier.
   
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ITEM                                 Q3FY18    Q2FY17    Q3FY17
Agriculture, forestry & fishery       4.1         2.7       7.5
Mining & quarrying                   -0.1         7.1      12.1
Manufacturing                         8.1         6.9       8.1
Electricity, gas & water supply       6.1         7.7       9.5
Construction                          6.8         2.8       2.8
Trade, hotels, transport & comm.      9.0         9.3       7.5
Financing, insurance, real estate     6.7         6.4       2.8
Public admin, defence, other services 7.2         5.6      10.6
GVA at basic prices                   6.7         6.2       6.9
GDP at constant prices                7.2         6.5       6.8
All figures in percentage
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Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
All figures are provisional.

 (Compiled by Nidhi Verma in NEW DELHI; Editing by Malini Menon)
  
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