scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, July 30, 2021

Q4 current account deficit at $8.1 billion on lower receipts

Private transfer receipts, mainly representing remittances by Indians employed overseas, increased to $20.9 billion, up by 1.7 per cent from their level a year ago.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | Mumbai |
July 1, 2021 3:00:08 am
According to the RBI, the current account deficit in Q4 of 2020-21 was primarily on account of a higher trade deficit and lower net invisible receipts than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

India’s current account balance (CAB) recorded a deficit of $8.1 billion (1.0 per cent of GDP) in the fourth quarter ended March 2021, as against a surplus of $0.6 billion (0.1 per cent of GDP) in Q4 of 2019-20 and a deficit of $2.2 billion (0.3 per cent of GDP) in the preceding quarter.

According to the RBI, the current account deficit in Q4 of 2020-21 was primarily on account of a higher trade deficit and lower net invisible receipts than in the corresponding period of the previous year. “Net services receipts increased on the back of a rise in net earnings from computer, transport and business services,” it said.

Private transfer receipts, mainly representing remittances by Indians employed overseas, increased to $20.9 billion, up by 1.7 per cent from their level a year ago.

Ministries told to limit Q2 spending at 20% of BE

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked many ministries and departments to scale down their Q2FY22 expenditure plans by 5 percentage points from the business-as-usual level of 25 per cent of full-year spending. The move is part of re-prioritisation of spending in the wake of second Covid wave.

Departments and agencies that will have to restrict the overall expenditure include Labour, Panchayati Raj, Social Justice, Posts, Telecom, Consumer Affairs, etc. —FE

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Business News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement