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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

GDP data


Bias exists in survey responses, but also in government’s own telling

January 04, 2020 12:55 pm

The immediate cause for suspecting the genuineness of survey responses is the divergence in the estimates of households with access to toilets.

Mind the statistics gap

December 13, 2019 1:34 pm

Growing divergence between consumption expenditure estimates from NSO surveys, GDP data is too big to be pushed under the carpet.

Explained: What is GDP and why does it matter?

December 05, 2019 7:05 am

GDP measures the monetary value of all goods and services produced within the domestic boundaries of a country within a timeframe (generally, a year). It is slightly different from the other commonly used statistic for national income — the GNP.

A straw that is worth clutching at

September 05, 2019 4:05 am

Boosting farm incomes is the best way to combat the Indian economy’s woes today.

Explained: How to read GDP data

September 03, 2019 5:01 pm

Q1 growth data show that the two biggest job-providing sectors, Agriculture and Industry, are witnessing feeble income growth. That explains why private consumption demand has collapsed in the economy

It is time we recognised that survey data cannot be interpreted in the way it used to be

July 27, 2019 10:19 am

India was a pioneer in data collection some 70 years ago. It should be recalled that GDP data in the first 30- odd years was based on the consumption data collected by the NSSO. Poverty rates, and policies, were based on NSSO data.

Passing the tax smell test

June 13, 2019 5:10 am

Subramanian’s growth claims would imply a strange boost in tax to GDP ratio.

Centre defends methodology after former CEA Arvind Subramanian says GDP growth figures 'overstated'

June 11, 2019 9:54 pm

Arvind Subramanian, in an article published by The Indian Express, said his research found that the actual annual growth rate may have been about 4.5 per cent, below the official estimates of 7 per cent.

Explained: What is the fallout of a reduced GDP growth rate

May 31, 2019 8:51 pm

Faltering growth puts pressure on the government and the Reserve Bank of India to take measures to boost growth. It will be difficult for the Centre to announce any fiscal stimulus or increase its spending as it is already facing a tight fiscal situation.

The economy is in a coma; low growth may have a bearing on poll outcomes

March 21, 2019 7:33 am

Quarterly GDP growth has set a record. It’s at a six quarter low. Our woes are compounded by the disaster in agriculture. Growth in 2018/19 is sharply lower at 2.7 per cent.