November PMI data shows strong increase in business activity, augurs well for growth: Economic affairs secretary SC Garg

The Nikkei India Composite PMI Output Index -- that maps both the manufacturing and services sector -- rose to 54.5 in November, pointing to the fastest expansion in private sector activity since October 2016, data released Wednesday showed

Press Trust of India December 05, 2018 12:27:06 IST
November PMI data shows strong increase in business activity, augurs well for growth: Economic affairs secretary SC Garg

New Delhi: The PMI data for November shows overall strong increase in business activity as well as demand and should augur well for economic growth in October-December quarter, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said on Wednesday.

November PMI data shows strong increase in business activity augurs well for growth Economic affairs secretary SC Garg

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg. Image courtesy - Twitter

The Nikkei India Composite PMI Output Index -- that maps both the manufacturing and services sector -- rose to 54.5 in November, pointing to the fastest expansion in private sector activity since October 2016, data released Wednesday showed.

The Composite PMI Output Index in October was at 53.

"Fastest expansion in Composite PMI Output Index in November since October 2016. Rising to 54.5. PMI notes quickest pace of growth in exports in November in last four years. Overall strong increase in business activity and in demand. Should augur well for 3rd quarter GDP growth," Garg tweeted.

India's economic growth fell to 7.1 percent in the second quarter (July-September) of the current fiscal, from 8.2 percent in the April-June period. The growth was 7.7 percent in the January-March period.

As per data released last month, India's exports rose by 17.86 percent to $26.98 billion in October. During the April-October period of the current fiscal, exports grew by 13.27 percent to $191 billion.

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