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What Fact/FigureThe fact / figureRemarks, Source
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GDP
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World Growth-1.3%Src: IMF Datamapper
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FY09Growth6.7%http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/video_player.php?id=1115124
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-- nominal USD 1.2 tn12th largest
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-- PPPUSD 3.0 tn4th largest
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FY08Growth9%CCI Budget Bulletin
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FY10Growth(est.)6.2%World Real GDP Growth / 1.9% / IMF Datamapper
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FY11Growth(est.)6.8%World Real GDP Growth / 4.3% / IMF Datamapper
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2008GDP/capitaUS$ 3,452src: CARE international, July 2008
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2008-9Income/capitaUS$ 773.54 in 2008-09 // src - CCI bulletin, July 25-31, 2009 issue
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FY09Fiscal Deficit(est.)12.4% or 6.5% ?http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/video_player.php?id=1117683 or CCI budget statement ?
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FY109.5% or 6.8% ?
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Exports (% of GDP)< 15%according to Alstaire economy report / June 09
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USD 168 BnCCI Budget Report
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ImportsUSD 288 BnCCI Budget Report
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Share of Agriculture17%But provides livelihood to 60% of countries poor. (Src: Alstair report/ June 25, 2009)
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2009Arable Land40%Src: Alstaire India Report, Aug 09 (indicates monsoon dependence)
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Forex ReserveUSD 252 bnAt the end of March 2009 / Src: CCI budget report 2009
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USD 315 bn All time high, at end-May 2008
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2009Trading PartnersEU, USA, China, ASEANlargest, src: Alstaire India Report, Aug 2009
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Literacy Ratehttp://www.slideshare.net/nasscom/indian-itites-industry-impacting-economy-and-society-200708
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Overall65%2001 (61% according to CARE international, July 2008)
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-- Men75%2001
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-- Women54%2001
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-- Primary School Enrollment~ 100% ?US had 90%+ primary enrollment in 1800 ? All developing countries have improved substantially in this regard. Secondary school enrolments remain much lower though.
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-- Employability of engineers1 of 4 engineersFor every 4 engineers produced in India, only 1 is employable.
http://www.slideshare.net/nasscom/indian-itites-industry-impacting-economy-and-society-200708
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SensexBuy-on-dips market vs Buy-anytime market
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-- All time High20,873On 8/1/08 (according to Alstaire economy report / June 09)
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-- Dec 09 (est)15300-19500http://www.ndtv.com/news/videos/video_player.php?id=1117683
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IT Industry
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% of GDP5.8%FY 08/09, IT/ITES, nominal GDP,
http://www.nasscom.in/upload/60452/Executive_summary.pdf
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2008Population1.13 bn
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Size of Electorate~ 700 millionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_India
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Diaspora> 25 millionAround the world / Src: President's address, 2009
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Youth (<25)> 50%2009 / President's address, June 5
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Povertyhttp://infochangeindia.org/200808287305/Poverty/News/Five-out-of-10-Indians-live-on-less-than-Rs-55-a-day.html
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Below Poverty Line (< Rs 1.25$/day)42%2005 (9.3 %-pts decrease in 15 years)
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51.3%1990 (8.5 %-pts decrease in 10 years from 1981)
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59.8%1981
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Note: Income/capita not the same as HDI, though they may be correlated.
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For example, it seems that there has been a sustained decline in per-capita calorie consumption in India. esearch by academics Angus Deaton and Jean Dreze reveals: “A sustained decline in per capita calorie consumption throughout India”.
Src: http://infochangeindia.org/200904137689/Poverty/News/International-media-draws-attention-to-India-s-hidden-hunger.html
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Mobile Subscribers893 mnby 2012 (current rapid increase due to rural uptake)
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Telecom network of 500 mn achievable by 2010
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Telecom connections414 mnin Feb 2009 / 3rd largest in the world
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Tele Density35.6 %in Feb 2009
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--Urban83.6%
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--Rural13.8%
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GSM325 mnAug 2009, Src: CCI
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Health Indicators
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2008Life expectancy at birth63.7 yrsSrc: CARE International, Country Overview, July 2008 / UN Human Dev report, 2007-8
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Infant MortalityPer 1000 live births
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-- Poorest 20%97
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-- Richest 20%38
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HIV prevelance0.9 %
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2009Arable Land40%Src: Alstaire India Report, Aug 09
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2009Number of registered political parties> 800Anil's Mirzapur Outreach speach
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzYBo4HinOw&NR=1
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