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Government spending grew 2% YoY in FY21: Motilal Oswal Financial Services – Business Standard

Terming FY21 as an ‘exceptional year’ (MOFSL) in a report say grew 2 per cent last fiscal.

In FY21, India’s real GDP contracted 7.3 per cent marking the worst fall in the past seven decades.

“Our calculations suggest that while real spending by the private sector fell 10 per cent in FY21, grew 2 per cent in real terms.”

Consequently, while the private sector deducted 8.7 percentage points from the real GDP growth, the government added 0.3pp in FY21.

“Of this, real government investments declined for the second consecutive year, while real consumption grew 2.9 per cent YoY in FY21.”

Besides, it cited that combined was at an all-time high of 13.3 per cent of GDP in FY21.

“Our calculation of the combined of the center and states indicates it rose to 13.3 per cent of GDP in FY21, against a combined of 7 per cent of GDP in FY20.”

“This was the highest fiscal deficit seen in the past three decades.”

Furthermore, based on the provisional data of 18 states, it said: “Out calculations suggest the total spending by the states grew 5.8 per cent in FY21, following growth of 3 per cent FY20 – the slowest in three decades.”

“Notably, states’ spending growth has been below 6 per cent three times in the last four years, vis-a-vis the pre-GST lowest growth of 7.2 per cent in FY02.”

In addition, it said that states’ fiscal deficit was at a 17-year high in FY21.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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