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21 most interesting facts about the ‘Indian Economy’.

Updated: Nov 17, 2019



  1. BSE has become the fastest exchange in the world with a median response time of 6 microseconds.

2. India has the highest number of companies listed on the stock exchange. 5615 companies as of 2017. 7000+ as of now.

3. Automobile: The Indian automobile industry is 4th largest in the world with sales increasing 9.5% year-on-year to 4.02 million units (excluding two-wheelers) in 2018.

4. Aviation: Indian Domestic flyers traffic grew YoY by 18.28% and reached to 243 million in FY19 and is expected to become 293.28 million in FY20.

5. Cement: India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world. with capacity stood at 502 million tonnes per year (Metric Tons Per Year).

6. Banking Industry: The Indian banking system has of 27 public sector banks, 21 private sector banks, 49 foreign banks, 56 regional rural banks, 1,562 urban cooperative banks and 94,384 rural cooperative banks.

7. Education: The number of colleges and universities in India reached 39,050 and 903, respectively in 2017–18.

India had 36.64 million students enrolled in higher education in 2017–18. Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education reached 25.8% in 2017–18.

8. FMCG: The Retail FMCG market in India is estimated to reach US$ 1.1 trillion by 2020 from US$ 840 billion in 2017.

  • In FY2019, ITC made more than 60 launches in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) segment in India.

  • Patanjali will spend US$743.72 million in various food parks in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Dabur is planning to invest Rs 250–300 crore (US$ 38.79–46.55 million) in FY19 for capacity expansion and is also planning to make acquisitions in the domestic market.

9. Healthcare: The healthcare market can increase three-fold to Rs 8.6 trillion (US$ 133.44 billion) by 2022. (The cost of surgery in India is about one-tenth of that in the US or Western Europe).

10. Construction: India’s national highway network is expected to cover 50,000 kilometers by 2019. National highway construction in India has increased by 20% year-on-year in 2017–18.

11. Logistics: The logistics sector in India is growing at a CAGR of 10.5% annually and is expected to reach US$ 215 billion in 2020.

12. Infrastructure: India has a requirement of investment worth Rs 50 trillion (US$ 777.73 billion) in infrastructure by 2022 to have sustainable development in the country.

13. Information Technology: India’s IT industry grew to US$ 181 billion in 2018–19. Exports from the industry increased to US$ 137 billion in FY19 while domestic revenues (including hardware) advanced to US$ 44 billion.

14. Media: Indian media and entertainment (M&E) industry grew at a CAGR of 10.90% from FY17–18 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.10% to touch Rs 2,660.20 billion (US$ 39.68 billion) by FY23 from Rs 1,436.00 billion (US$ 22.28 billion) in FY18.

15. Oil & Gas: India retained its spot as the third largest consumer of oil in the world in 2018 with consumption of 4.69 thousand Barrels Per Day of oil in 2017, compared to 4.56 thousand Barrels Per Day in 2016.

(Also India is expected to be one of the largest contributors to petroleum consumption growth globally. Oil imports rose sharply to US$ 87.37 billion in 2017–18 from US$ 70.72 billion in 2016–17.)

16. Pharmaceuticals: India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally.

( The pharmaceutical sector was valued at US$ 33 billion in 2017. The country’s pharmaceutical industry is expected to expand at a CAGR of 22.4% over 2015–20 to reach US$ 55 billion. India’s pharmaceutical exports stood at US$ 17.27 billion in FY18 and have reached US$ 15.52 billion in FY19 (up to January 2019).

17. Power: India ranked 4th in the Asia Pacific region out of 25 nations on an index that measures its overall power consumption.

(India could become the world’s first country to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019, thereby saving Rs 40,000 crore (US$ 6.23 billion) on an annual basis.)

18. Railways: The Indian Railways is among the world’s 3rd largest rail networks. The Indian Railways route length network is spread over 115,000 km, with 12,617 passenger trains and 7,421 freight trains each day from 7,349 stations plying 23 million travelers and 3 million tonnes (MT) of freight daily.

(India’s railway network is recognized as one of the largest railway systems in the world under single management.)

19. Telecom: India is currently the world’s second-largest telecommunications market with a subscriber base of 1.20 billion and has registered strong growth in the past decade and a half.

Revenues from the telecom equipment sector are expected to grow to US$ 26.38 billion by 2020.

(With 560.01 million internet subscribers, as of September 2018, India ranks as the world’s second largest market in terms of total internet users.)

20. Metal (Steel): India was the world’s second-largest steel producer with production standing at 106.5 MT in 2018.

In 2018, steel consumption of the country is expected to grow 5.7% year-on-year to 92.1 MT. Further, India is expected to surpass the USA to become the world’s second-largest steel consumer in 2020.

21. e-Commerce: The Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow to US$ 200 billion by 2026 from US$ 38.5 billion as of 2017.

There are 3700 Tesco Stores in the UK, 4100 Walmart Stores in the USA where in India, D-Mart has 155 Stores and Big Bazaar 260.

Remember The population of the UK is 6 Crores, the Population of the USA is 32 Crores and the Population of India is 125 Crores.

Conclusion –“MORE MONEY WILL BE CREATED IN THE NEXT 7–8 YEARS THAN INDIANS CREATED IN LAST 70 YEARS” There are opportunities to make it large. There will be cyclical ups and downs but smart stock pickers would easily make 10x in the next 10 years.

Don’t miss this biggest opportunity to grow your wealth. Invest either via Stocks, MFs or from any other source.

Akshay Seth

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