Moody’s slashes Indian economy growth forecast to 8.8% for 2022 – Times of India


Rise in crude oil, meals and fertilizer costs will weigh on family funds and spending within the months forward.

NEW DELHI: Moody’s Buyers Service on Thursday slashed India’s financial progress projection to eight.8 per cent for 2022 from 9.1 per cent earlier, citing excessive inflation. In its replace to International Macro Outlook 2022-23, Moody’s stated high-frequency information means that the expansion momentum from December quarter 2021 carried via into the primary 4 months this yr.
Nonetheless, the rise in crude oil, meals and fertilizer costs will weigh on family funds and spending within the months forward. Fee hike to forestall vitality and meals inflation from changing into extra generalized will sluggish the demand restoration’s momentum, it stated.
“We now have lowered our calendar-year 2022 progress forecast for India to eight.8 per cent from our March forecast of 9.1 pr cent, whereas sustaining our 2023 progress forecasts at 5.4 per cent,” Moody’s stated.
Sturdy credit score progress, a big improve in funding intentions introduced by the company sector, and a excessive finances allocation to capital spending by the federal government point out that the funding cycle is strengthening.
“However except international crude oil and meals costs rise additional, the economic system appears sturdy sufficient to take care of strong progress momentum,” Moody’s added.

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