Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of India

International Reserves

US$ 298.739 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1.779 trillion (2011 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

4.825 trillion of International dollars (2011 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
3.9% 4.6% 6.9% 8.1% 9.2% 9.7% 9.9% 6.2%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
6.6% 10.6% 7.2% 6.9%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,455 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$3,944 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
2.45% 3.09% 3.62% 5.46% 6.4%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 18.1% 
  • industry: 26.3% 
  • services: 55.6% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
10.9%(2008) 12% 8.6% 8.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
74.7% 75% 69.4% 68.1% 67.6%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-7.2% -9.8% -9.2% -8.7% -8.3%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BBB-

Moody's rating: Baa3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$1.179 trillion US$1.616 trillion US$1.015 trillion
Largest companies in India

Hindalco Industries (Aluminum), Tata Motors (Auto & Truck Manufacturers), Mahindra & Mahindra (Auto & Truck Manufacturers), Power Finance (Business & Personal Services), Tata Consultancy Services (Computer Services), Infosys Technologies (Computer Services), Wipro (Computer Services), Grasim Industries (Construction Materials), Larsen & Toubro (Construction Service), Jaiprakash Associates (Construction Service), HDFC (Consumer Financial Services), Coal India (Diversified Metals & Mining), NMDC (Diversified Metals & Mining), NTPC (Electric Utilities), Power Grid of India (Electric Utilities), NHPC (Electric Utilities), Tata Power (Electric Utilities), Bharat Heavy Electricals (Electrical Equipment), Rural Electrification (Investment services), Tata Steel (Iron & Steel), Steel Authority of India (Iron & Steel), Jindal Steel & Power (Iron & Steel), JSW Steel (Iron & Steel), Canara Bank (Major Banks), Indian Bank (Major Banks), GAIL (India) (Natural Gas Utilities), Reliance Industries (Oil & Gas Operations), Oil & Natural Gas (Oil & Gas Operations), Indian Oil (Oil & Gas Operations), Bharat Petroleum (Oil & Gas Operations), Hindustan Petroleum (Oil & Gas Operations), Oil India (Oil & Gas Operations), Essar Oil (Oil & Gas Operations), Sun Pharma Industries (Pharmaceuticals), Piramal Healthcare (Pharmaceuticals), DLF (Real Estate), Bajaj Auto (Recreational Products), Hero Honda Motors (Recreational Products), State Bank of India (Regional Banks), Icici Bank (Regional Banks), HDFC Bank (Regional Banks), Punjab National Bank (Regional Banks), Bank of Baroda (Regional Banks), Axis Bank (Regional Banks), Bank of India (Regional Banks), Union Bank of India (Regional Banks), IDBI Bank (Regional Banks), Kotak Mahindra Bank (Regional Banks), Oriental Bank of Commerce (Regional Banks), Allahabad Bank (Regional Banks), Corporation Bank (Regional Banks), Central Bank of India (Regional Banks), Indian Overseas Bank (Regional Banks), Andhra Bank (Regional Banks), UCO Bank (Regional Banks), Syndicate Bank (Regional Banks), HCL Technologies (Software & Programming), Bharti Airtel (Telecommunications Services), Reliance Communications (Telecommunications services), ITC (Tobacco), Adani Enterprises (Trading Companies) (2012)

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -57.5 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-3.2% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

21.5% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

1.67%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

3.28% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$309.1 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

petroleum products, precious stones, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, vehicles, apparel

Total imports

US$500.3 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

crude oil, precious stones, machinery, fertilizer, iron and steel, chemicals

Exports - major partners

UAE 13%, US 11.4%, China 6.3%, Singapore 5.3% (2011)

Imports - major partners

China 12.1%, UAE 8.3%, Saudi Arabia 5.8%, US 5.1%, Switzerland 4.7% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$35,596 million US$24,159 million(2009) US$31,554 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$15,927 million US$13,151 million US$14,752 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$13,482 million US$291 million(2009) US$26,698 million(2009) US$6,072 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

Bharti Airtel Ltd, Zain Africa BV, Nigeria, $10.7 billion
Investor Group, Republic of Venezuela-Carabobo Block, Venezuela, Bolivarian, Rep. of, $4.8 billion
 

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 132 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 173 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 184 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 94 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 23 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 49 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 127 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 152 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 182 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 105 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 116 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

59

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 123 Score: 54.6 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

3,287,263 km2 (2006)

Capital

New Delhi (2009)

Currency

Indian rupees (INR) (2009)

Government type

federal republic (2009)

Languages

Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%

Religions

Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
692.64 million 862.16 million 1.043 billion 1.223 billion 1.305 billion

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
17.9% 23.1% 27.7% 31.3%
Population median age

25 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.4% (2011)

Life expectancy

65 years (2010)

Adult literacy

63% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

75.62% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

33.38 (2005)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:2
Civil Liberties:3 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

74.63% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

10.07% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

New Delhi: 85th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.6389 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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