InvestorQ : What could be the implications of the IMF lowering India’s GDP growth targets for 2020?
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What could be the implications of the IMF lowering India’s GDP growth targets for 2020?

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Dhwani Mehta answered.
4 months ago


International Monetary Fund lowered its estimate for GDP growth for India for calendar year 2020. It projected India’s GDP to contract by 4.5% in calendar year 2020 due the severe lag effect of COVID-19. IMF averred that while Unlock 1.0 has been applied to business establishments across most non-containment zones, the lag effect in terms of raw materials and labour availability would still be significant.

Originally, IMF had projected positive 1.9% growth in GDP for calendar 2020. This marks a 590 bps downgrade in growth by the IMF. Globally, IMF has projected that global output to shrink by 4.9% and emerging markets output to contract by 3%. The impact on India is expected to be much larger due to more afflictions as well as the stringent lockdown measures applied by the government on business establishments.