India set to become 3rd largest economy in the world by 2027-28: IMF

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According to the World Economic Outlook Report 2022 released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 11 October 2022, India is expected to become the third largest economy in 2027-28 by overtaking Japan. Earlier SBI in its report had predicted that India will become world's 3rd largest economy  by 2028-29.

India still 6th largest economy in the world

However India is still the 6th largest economy in the world after the United Kingdom in 2021-22. The Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 2021-22 was $ 3.18 trillion while the United Kingdom GDP was $ 3.19 trillion.

 According to the IMF India will overtake the UK in 2022-23. India would become a $3.47-trillion economy in 2022-23, while the UK’s would be $3.2 trillion in the same period.

Earlier, a Bloomberg report stated that India has overtaken the UK in the fourth quarter of 2021-22, basing it on IMF data. However, that comparison was made on quarterly data and not on yearly data.

Future Projection of Indian Economy 

According to IMF projections, the Indian Economy will be equal to the German economy in 2025-26 and will become the 4th largest in the world.

India’s economy will not be able to achieve the $5 trillion mark as hoped by the Finance Ministry by 2026-27 but it will be a $4.94 trillion economy. 

In 2027-28 the India economy is expected to be at the $5.36-trillion mark, higher than Japan’s at $5.17 trillion. That year, India would become the third-largest economy.

According to the IMF, the United States was the largest economy in the world followed by China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. 

Managing Director of IMF: Kristalina Georgieva

IMF headquarters: Washington D.C, United States of America

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