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India is now the world's 6th largest economy, edges past France

India is now the world’s sixth-largest economy in gross domestic product terms, says the latest figures released by World Bank.

India’s GDP touched $2.597 trillion in 2017, unsettling France from its 6th spot perch. France’s GDP was at $2.582 trillion  in 2017.

The top 5 economies in the world are:
The United States — GDP of $19.390 trillion.

China — GDP of $12.237 trillion.

Japan – GDP at $4.872 trillion.
Germany – GDP at $3.677 trillion.

In terms of per capita GDP, the figure in India is much lower than that in France. While India’s population is 1.34 billion, France has 67 million people.

With the growth forecast of 7.3% in 2018-19, India has been termed world’s fastest growing major emerging economy. The World Bank has forecast that the Indian economy will grow at the pace of 7.5% for 2019-20 and the subsequent year.

Growth in India is projected to advance 7.3% in FY 2018-19 (1 April 2018-31 March 2019) and 7.5% in FY 2019-20, reflecting robust private consumption and strengthening investment, the World Bank said in its June 2018 edition of the Global Economic Prospect report.

Earlier, a report by British brokerage HSBC said that India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the next 10 years.

Its estimated show India will be a $7 trillion economy in 2028, as compared to less than $6 trillion and $5 trillion for Germany and Japan, respectively.
Last year, London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research predicted that India would become world’s fifth largest economy surpassing France and the United Kingdom by the end of 2018.

The ninth-edition of the World Economic League Table, released by CEBR, said that Indian economy will overtake the UK and France in real money dollar terms by the end of this year.

India will become the world’s third-largest economy by 2032, said the report. (Agencies)